WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 22, 2018, 02.41 PM
An 18-month-old baby was killed due to suffocation and four-year-old sustained major injuries after a fire broke out at an unauthorized structure built on top of the water pump room of a building at Perry Cross Road in suburban Bandra.
As per the fire brigades, the fire had started in a structure that was added to the pump room of Shoeb Manzil building and was being used as the residence of the building's watchman.
The baby girl was declared dead on arrival to the hospital while the four-year-old has been admitted to the ICU at Holy Family Hospital in Bandra (West).
Officials said that electrical wires and other household things added to the blaze which resulted in choking fumes.
"A girl, about one-and-half-year-old, was rushed to the Holy Family hospital due to suffocation caused by the fumes but was declared dead on arrival. Another child is currently in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit," a fire brigade official said.
The blaze was doused in an hour.
Investigations into the cause of the fire are currently underway, an official said, adding that using the pump room for residential purposes was illegal and fire officials have been told to file a police complaint.