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In PHOTOS: Mumbai's popular shopping enclave gutted

Last updated on: November 26, 2011 10:53 IST

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A major fire engulfed a prominent commercial hub here in the wee hours of Saturday, leaving three firemen injured and gutting more than 300 shops.

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As many as 34 fire engines and more than 13 water tankers were pressed into service to control the flames that swept through Manish Market, Sara-Sahara shopping complex, Mohata market and other small shopping establishments in south Mumbai, a Fire Brigade official said.

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The shopping enclave mostly houses showrooms of electronic goods, perfumes and clothes, among others.

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The cause of the fire that started at around 3.45 am was yet to be ascertained, and it has still not been brought under control, he said.

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Three firefighters were injured while dousing the flames, the official said. Two additional fire tenders from adjoining Navi Mumbai and one from Thane have also been pressed into service, the official added. Municipal Commissioner Subodh Kumar said all efforts were being made to bring the inferno under control.

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