Published On : Fri, Dec 29th, 2017

BMC’s first fall guys: 5 civic staff suspended over Kamala Mills fire

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Mojos Fire
Mumbai: BMC finds its first fall guys. Commissioner Ajoy Mehta suspends five BMC officials for negligence in connection with the fire at Kamala Mills.

The fire that started at a rooftop pub hosting a birthday party spread rapidly through the building, killing 14 people, most of them women, shortly after midnight in a posh Mumbai locality, officials said today.

The fire, which also injured 21 people, started after 12.30 am in the “1 Above” pub on the terrace, and spread to Mojo pub on the third floor one level below, said an official of the Mumbai civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

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The two gutted pubs are located in the Trade House Building in Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel area, a popular night spot as well as commercial hub housing several offices including national television channels.

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