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Mumbai: In Mumbai, one person was killed in a huge fire that broke out in a slum in Malad East.

The identity of the deceased is yet to be known. According to BMC, the blaze erupted at around 5pm on yesterday in Appapada area of Malad East.

It said that the fire spread across 800 hutments and was further aggravated when over a dozen LPG cyclometer explosions occurred. A search operation has been started by the fire department and the BMC to see if there are any additional



bodies or missing people among the rubble.
 
According to BMC, over a dozen of fire engines and jumbo water tankers along with ambulances were rushed to the site. BMC reported it as level III fire incident. This is the second fire in the same area within a month's period. 

Last month on February 13 too, a 12-year-old boy died while eight others were injured after a blaze erupted in over 25 hutments around the same locality.



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