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At least 10 people died in a fire in Mumbai mall, India

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At least 10 people were killed in a fire in a shopping mall in Mumbai, India. (Reuters)

A fire broke out in a shopping mall in Mumbai, India, in the early morning of Friday (March 26), killing at least 10 people.

A fire broke out in a shopping mall in Mumbai, India, in the early morning of Friday (March 26), killing at least 10 people.

News Agency quoted Indian media reports that a fire broke out on the first floor of the mall in the early hours of the same day, and the fire quickly spread to a designated hospital for coronary disease on the top floor of the mall. After the firefighters arrived at the scene, they successfully rescued more than 70 people, including hospitalized patients and medical staff. The authorities have found the remains of 10 dead people at the scene of the fire, and some people are still missing, and the death toll may increase further.

The staff of the Mumbai City Government said that the fire has been extinguished and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The chief minister of Maharashtra State, Thackray, where Mumbai is located, has apologized to the public for this matter and said that he will compensate the family of the deceased.

The fire mall is called “Dream Mall”, a five-story building located in the suburbs of Mumbai. The third to fifth floors of the shopping mall is leased to a private hospital called “Sunrise Rising”, currently serving as a designated hospital for coronary disease. When the fire broke out, there were more than 70 inpatients in the hospital.

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