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Mumbai high-rise blaze: 5 killed, two critically injured

At least seven people were killed including five senior citizens and two more, two people were critically injured in a major fire that engulfed the top floors of a residential building, here on Thursday.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 28 Dec 2018 5:16 AM GMT

Mumbai high-rise blaze: 5 killed, two critically injured
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Mumbai: At least seven people were killed including five senior citizens and two more, two people were critically injured in a major fire that engulfed the top floors of a residential building, here on Thursday.

The fire broke out on the 10th floor of the 16-storied Sangam building and quickly spread upwards, trapping many of the residents there, in Tilak Nagar suburb of northeast Mumbai.

A senior male citizen, Shrinivas Joshi, 86, along with fireman Chhagan Singh, 28, have been admitted and being treated for suffocation.

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Of the seven casualties rushed to the Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, five were pronounced dead.

The victims have been identified as Sunita Joshi (72), Bhalchandra Joshi (71), Suman Shrinivas Joshi (83), Sarala Suresh Gangar (52) and Lakshmi Ben Premji Gengar (83).

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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