At least 14 people have died and 19 others injured in an inferno in a Mumbai in the third floor restaurant of a four-storeyed building on Senapati Bapat Marg, reports said. The fire quickly spread due to the restaurant roof being made of bamboo and plastic sometime around midnight. The majority of victims are women who had gathered to celebrate a birthday party. The woman whose birthday was being celebrated died in the incident. Many were taken ill due to smoke and getting choked.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind had expressed grief at the tragedy.


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