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Six killed in slum fire in Mumbai's Mahim

January 25, 2013 15:40 IST

Six persons were killed and eight injured in a fire that gutted several hutments in Mumbai on Friday.

The fire broke out in Mahim's Nayanagar slum early Friday, fire brigade sources said, adding that the cause of the fire was not yet known.

Eight fire engines and two ambulances were rushed to the spot, they said.

Asked to comment on reports that the dead included a woman and three children, a spokesperson for the BMC's disaster control room said the bodies were awaiting identification.

Five bodies are at the BhabhaHospital and the sixth is at the SionHospital.

The injured have also been shifted to the BhabhaHospital, the spokesperson said.

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