Mumbai: Around 16 people left injured after a fire broke out at a residential building in Lalbaug area of Mumbai on Sunday morning, officials said.
According to reports, the condition of four people, including a minor girl and a woman, is reported to be critical as they are suffering from 70 to 95 per cent burn injuries.
As per officials, the blaze erupted at around 7.20 am on the second floor of Sarabhai building in Ganesh Galli locality after a gas cylinder exploded.
“It was a ‘level-one’ (minor) fire. Sixteen people were injured in the blaze. Twelve of them are undergoing treatment at KEM Hospital, while four have been sent to Global Hospital,” an official said, as quoted by PTI.
“A gas cylinder exploded after leakage. The wall of a room collapsed after the blast,” said Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednedkar.
Two water tankers were rushed to the spot and the fire has been brought under control, he added.