Kamala Mill Fire: People Claim BMC of Ignoring Safety Norms

Story highlights

  • Kamala Mills, a posh locality in Mumbai’s Lower Parel, got ablaze when the massive fire broke out in one of the restro-bars, in the odd hours of Friday
  • An activist had written a letter to the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) regarding the illegal incursion in the Kamala Mills

Kamala Mills, a posh locality in Mumbai’s Lower Parel, got ablaze when the massive fire broke out in one of the restro-bars, in the odd hours of Friday. As per the postmortem reports, the reason for the deaths is mainly due to suffocation. What triggered the fire is yet not clear. Moreover, if the recent reports are to be believed, an activist had written a letter to the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) regarding the illegal incursion in the Kamala Mills. The reports say that even the Municipal corporation had acknowledged and had responded to the letter on December 8. Still, the BMC didn’t respond well to the warning and the huge fire claimed lives of the 14 people and injured the 14 others.

Image Source: Twitter

The reports say that many fire safety norms were ignored in the eatery wherein the fire broke out. People took social media on storm and accused BMC of not pertaining well to the responses, claimed that the Kamala mills fire was a disaster waiting to happen.

A few people on Twitter claimed that the BMC completely ignored the illegal construction in the Kamala Mills which could be the reason for the accident. Others claimed that Mill compound has been flouting safety norms for a long time. Moreover, just one exit point in ‘1 Above’, where the fire broke out and having the fire exit blocked, resulted in the disaster.

One of the Twitter users shared the video of the fire disaster.

Few others talked about the safety norms that were ignored.

The fire affected the media houses as well. Times Now and Mirror Now along with the studio of Zoom TV were under the serious threat of fire. The staffs are safe, the media houses claimed.

A Twitter user shared the image showing the fire from the Zoom TV’s studio.

Few people claimed that the authorities grant the licenses ignoring the safety norms.

Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered against ‘1 above’, the restaurant where the fire initiated in Mumbai’s Lower Parel locality. Police have filed the case under the charges of culpable homicide under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

(Featured Image Source: ANI and News Input from The Republic)

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