Chembur fire: Tilak Nagar police register FIR against the builder

A fire broke out on Thursday evening on the 10th floor of Sargam Society, claiming 5 lives of senior citizens

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On Thursday evening, five senior citizens died when a massive fire broke out on the 10th floor of Sargam Society in Chembur. The level-1 fire was reported around 7:51 pm and around 8:42 pm, the fire escalated to level-3. Though firefighters were successful in dousing the fire, five were brought dead to the hospital and two were injured.

Angry residents have filed a complaint against builder Hemant Mafra at Tilak Nagar police station. Residents claimed that the builder had not obtained No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the fire department. Along with this, firefighters claimed that fire systems were non-functional in the high-rise building.

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Residents said that they had informed the same to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s fire brigade department but the civic body ignored them.

Total seven casualties were reported out of which 5 were brought dead:-

  • Sunita Joshi- 72 yrs
  • Bhalchandra Joshi- 72 yrs
  • Suman Shrinivas Joshi- 83 yrs
  • Sarala Suresh Gangar- 52 yrs
  • Lakshmiben Premji Gangar- 83 yrs

Injured name

  • Shrinivas Joshi- 86 yrs
  • Chagan Singh- 28 yrs (fireman) admitted, condition stable
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