Fire rips through two slums in Mumbai

Gulf News - - India -

A fire broke out in two slums in Ban­dra and And­heri sub­urbs yes­ter­day re­duc­ing scores of hut­ments to ashes, of­fi­cials said, adding that there were no hu­man ca­su­al­ties.

The first fire broke out around noon in Ban­dra west’s Nar­gis Dutt slum fol­lowed by over half a dozen blasts as gas cylin­ders ex­ploded.

At least 25 fire ten­ders were called into ser­vice along with a large Mumbai Fire Bri­gade con­tin­gent, which man­aged to bring the blaze un­der con­trol within two hours.

The cause of the fires was not clear yet. (IANS)

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