MUMBAI (CBSNewYork/AP) — More than a dozen people were killed in a fire that struck a complex in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, early Friday local time.
NDTV reported the fire broke out at the popular Kamala Mills complex. The network reported 14 people were killed.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
Fire official Balkrishna Kadam says eight fire engines battled the blaze for more than five hours. The cause of the fire that started around 1 a.m. Friday was under investigation.
The majority of those killed in the fire were women, officials told NDTV. More than a dozen injured people were taken to area hospitals.READ MORE: New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
Initial reports say the fire appears to have started on a third floor restaurant in the complex on Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city.
The Kamala Mills complex houses commercial establishments, including news channels that had to drop their broadcasts, NDTV reported.MORE NEWS: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
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