November 26th, 2011
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Major Mumabi fire, no casualties reported

mumbai-fireMumbai: A major fire broke out in area near Manish market and Sahara Shopping Centre, a wholesale market near the Crawford market area in Mumbai. According to a fire brigade official, the fire broke out around 3.30 am in the Sara-Sahara Mall. Sources say many shops have been gutted. They added that there have been no casualties as yet.

The fire spread from Sara-Sahara Mall to the adjoining Manish Market and Mohta Market, both reputed for their array of electronic and electrical consumer goods, and situated in a thickly congested area. Property worth crores is estimated to be destroyed. The Sara-Sahara Mall has been in the news for its reported ownership by absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar.

Sources added that over 25 fire fighters were rushed to the scene, but they have been unable to control the flames so far. BMC Commissioner Subodh Kumar said, “25 fire tenders have been sent to control the fire at the location. No injuries as of now. We are trying our best to control the fire.”

Sources said the fire at Sahara shopping centre was brought under control but firefighters were still trying to douse the Manish Market fire. Around 280 shops inside Manish Market have been damaged, adding those destroyed in Sahara shopping centre, an estimated 500 shops have been gutted in the fire.

Crawford market is one of Mumbai’s oldest markets and the narrowness of the access road is proving to be a big hurdle for the firefighters. The source of the fire in still not known.





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