A major fire broke out at the luxury hotel Trident in south Mumbai late Wednesday night, according to a fire brigade official. Soon after the incident fire brigade personnel have rushed to the spot and have been trying to douse the flame. No casualty has been reported in the incident so far.
"Fire breaks out in Trident Hotel at Nariman Point. More details awaited. #Maharashtra," the news agency ANI reported.
Earlier on the day, another fire broke out at ESIC Kamgar Hospital in Andheri where at least nine people, including a six-month-old baby, were killed in a similar incident on Monday. More than 175 people, mostly patients and visitors, were rescued in the Monday tragedy.
More than 170 people, including some children, are currently undergoing treatment at various hospitals across Mumbai. Shila Murvekar died at Seven Hills hospital this afternoon and with this, the death toll reached nine, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said.
The year 2018 continues to prove disastrous for Mumbai when it comes to combating fire incidents. There have been over 49,000 incidents of fire in Mumbai in the last one decade, which claimed over 600 lives and injured several others, according to a statement released by the Maharashtra government.