Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 29 (ANI): Hours after a massive fire claimed 14 lives at Mumbai's Lower Parel area, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed shock over the incident and paid his condolences to bereaved families.
"Anguished by the fire in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. I pray that those injured recover quickly," Prime Minster Modi tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind also paid his condolences to the affected families and wished fast recovery of the injured.
"Disturbing news about the fire in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families and wishing the injured an early recovery. Commend the valiant efforts of fire-fighters and those in rescue ops," he tweeted.
Confirming the number of dead and injured, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also informed that among the injured, two are in a critical condition.
The postmortems reveal that all the deaths were due to suffocation, confirmed Doctor Rajesh Dere of King Edward Memorial (KEM).