21 injured, 2,000 homeless in Mumbai fire

09:50, March 06, 2011      

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Twenty-one people sustained burn injuries and more than 2,000 were rendered homeless in a fire that engulfed hutments in suburban Bandra in Mumbai late Friday night, said police on Saturday.


Rubina Ali, who acted as young Latika in the oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire", stands amid the ruins of the Gharib Nagar slum in Mumbai March 5, 2011. A fire gutted the slum, a large shanty town which is home to thousands of residents next to Bandra station in Mumbai's suburbs, on Friday evening. The makeshift shack where Ali lived was also destroyed in the blaze.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

The blaze broke out at 9 p.m. on Friday and was brought under control at 1 a.m. Saturday.

The injured have been admitted to the Bhabha hospital, where some of them are in serious condition.

However, there have been no reports of deaths yet.


Rubina Ali (R), who acted as young Latika in the oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire", sits with her family amid the ruins of the Gharib Nagar slum in Mumbai March 5, 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A probe has started to find out the cause of the incident.

Source: Xinhua

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