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  India   All India  07 Sep 2017  Mumbai: 6 killed, 11 injured as gas cylinder bursts in 13-storey building near Juhu

Mumbai: 6 killed, 11 injured as gas cylinder bursts in 13-storey building near Juhu

PTI
Published : Sep 7, 2017, 1:20 pm IST
Updated : Sep 7, 2017, 1:30 pm IST

The injured--9 men and 2 women--have been admitted to the nearby Cooper Hospital of the BMC.

The victims could not be identified as their bodies were charred beyond recognition, police said. (Photo: PTI/Representational)
 The victims could not be identified as their bodies were charred beyond recognition, police said. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Mumbai: Six people were killed and 11 injured in a fire at an under-construction building in Mumbai on Wednesday night, police said.

The fire was caused by a gas cylinder explosion in the Prarthana building near the Kishore Kumar Garden in Juhu, they said.

 

The injured--9 men and 2 women--have been admitted to the nearby Cooper Hospital of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Eight of them are said to be critical. The fire has been brought under control, Mumbai Police spokesperson Rashmi Karandikar said.

The victims could not be identified as their bodies were charred beyond recognition, police said.

Tags: people dead, people injured, cooper hospital, gas cylinder blast, juhu building
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)