Four members charred in major fire at a residential building in Mumbai

A week after the Kamala Mills tragedy, another major fire broke out at a residential building in Marol in Andheri East area of Mumbai, killing four members of a family including two children.

The deceased were identified as Sakina Apasi Kapasi (14), Mohin Apasi Kapasi (10), Taslim Apasi Kapasi (42) and Dawood Ali Kapasi (80).

According to Mumbai Fire Brigade officials, the fire engulfed the flat on third floor of an apartment from all four sides which trapped the Kapasi family. The cause of the fire is not yet known but short circuit has not been ruled out.

The neighbouring family of Kotharis, residents of fourth floor were also injured in the fire and were rescued by the fire brigade team. The family is currently being treated at Cooper Hospital. The deceased were identified as Ibrahim Kothari (57), Sakina Kothari (53), Hussain Kothari (26) and Hafiza Kothari (21).

Of the four, Ibrahim is admitted to the ICU. Another lady, Zara Cutlerywalla (42) was injured, however, she was discharged from hospital after primarily medication.

On December 28, a major fire broke out at the Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel in which 14 people were killed.

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