Mumbai: A massive fire broke out in a slum in the Malad area of Mumbai, the country's financial capital. More than 100 huts were burnt to ashes in this fire. In this fire, a 12-year-old child was burnt to death and 3 others were injured. A fire broke out on Monday (February 13) in the Jam Rishinagar slum on forest land near Kurar village of Malad East, located at one end of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Because of this, 10 to 15 gas cylinders kept getting blasted one after the other and the fire took a formidable form.
The three people who got burnt in the fire, have been admitted for treatment at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali. According to the fire department, this fire was of level 2. The fire spread very fast in the huts made of wooden materials and plastic clothes. In half an hour, an atmosphere of panic prevailed in the slum as the fire took a huge form. People ran away from wherever they found a way.
Due to the explosion in a cylinder, a part of it fell rapidly on the face of Prem Tukaram Bore (age 12) and he died on the spot. Hundreds of families became homeless due to this fire. A demand is being made to provide financial help to the affected family from the Chief Minister's Fund and to shift them elsewhere. Shiv Sena Balasaheb Thackeray's MLA Sunil Prabhu has demanded that the rehabilitation of the affected families should be done at the earliest. Sunil Prabhu has appealed to CM Eknath Shinde, Guardian Minister Mangalprabhat Lodha, and DM Nidhi Chowdhary in this regard.