Mumbai: Fire breaks out at cylinder godown in Versova, 4 injured

Four people so far have been reported as injured in a cylinder blast incident at Yari Road in Versova. The incident took place around 9.45 am on Wednesday at a cylinder gas godown in the area.

The injured have been identified as Rakesh Kadu (30), Laxman Kumvat (24), Manjit Khan (20), and Mukesh Kumvat (30). According to sources in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Kadu and Laxman have sustained 40 per cent burns, and Khan and Mukesh 60 per cent burns.

The injured have been admitted to Cooper Hospital, Juhu, and are undergoing treatment.

According to the fire officials, the injured are daily wage workers who were in close vicinity of the blast spot.

The Mumbai Fire Brigade has labelled the blast as Level 2 (L-2), and eight fire engines and seven jumbo tankers have been pressed into operation at the spot, where a firefighting operation is underway.

Fire officials said the actual cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, but they suspect gas leakage to be the reason.

This is the second fire incident in the last 24 hours in Versova, and the seventh this year. On Tuesday, a fire had broken out near the fish market in Versova; though there were no casualties, huge losses to property were reported.

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