A fire in India’s financial hub of Mumbai killed four people and injured 16 on Wednesday, authorities said, as the blaze spread quickly through a tall, residential building.
The fire started on the twelfth floor of a 17-storey building in the Parel suburb in Mumbai. The sprinkler system failed to operate.
The 16 injured people were taken to hospital and were in stable condition.
The owner is looking at criminal charges and the building has been labelled as unsafe. It will be evacuated.
The fire service had difficulty in extinguishing the fire on the 12th floor and the fire spread to floors above.
It was the third deadly fire in Mumbai in seven months.
Last December, fire swept through a rooftop restaurant in Mumbai, killing more than a dozen people, most of them women.
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