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Kamala Mills deadly fire latest addition to '29' series of tragedies in Mumbai

PTI
Published : Dec 29, 2017, 5:00 pm IST
Updated : Dec 29, 2017, 5:00 pm IST

India's financial capital was rocked by three tragedies in 2017 - a deluge, a stampede and a major blaze -- all on the 29th.

The three tragedies, on the same day of various months, were also linked by allegations that they were the result of apathy and could have been avoided.  (Photo: PTI)
 The three tragedies, on the same day of various months, were also linked by allegations that they were the result of apathy and could have been avoided. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: India's financial capital was rocked by three tragedies in 2017 - a deluge, a stampede and a major blaze -- all on the 29th.

The series of '29' began on August 29 when torrential rain brought Mumbai to its knees, disrupting rail, road and air services, uprooting trees and leaving hundreds of Mumbaikars stranded. At least 10 people were killed in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas.

 

Exactly a month later, on September 29, 23 people lost their lives in a stampede on a bridge linking the Elphinstone Road and Parel stations.

And on Friday, in the dying days of the year, tragedy struck again on the 29th with a fire breaking out in a pub in a building in the Kamala Mills compound hosting a birthday party.

The midnight blaze killed 14 people, including 11 women, and injured 21.

The three tragedies, on the same day of various months, were also linked by allegations that they were the result of apathy and could have been avoided.

Tags: kamala mills fire, mumbai floods 2017, elphinstone station stampede, tragedies in mumbai
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)