An official informed news agency ANI on Monday that a moving automobile caught fire on the Mumbra Bypass route in Maharashtra’s Thane.
According to the official, the event occurred late on Sunday night.
When the automobile caught fire, it had seven occupants: three ladies, two women, and three children, according to a Thane Municipal Corporation officer, who added that all were safely rescued.
The automobile was driving from Panvel to Thane.
Firefighters arrived on the scene as soon as they learned of the event and extinguished the flames.
However, the cause of the fire has yet to be determined. ANI said that more information is expected.
Meanwhile, a child and a mother were killed and five people were injured after a residential block in Maharashtra’s Thane district fell just after midnight on Sunday, according to civic officials. The block had previously been labeled decrepit and unsafe by authorities.
The ground plus one-story structure with six flats on Durga Road in Bhiwandi town’s Dhobi Talao area fell around 12.35 a.m., Thane Municipal Corporation’s disaster management unit chairman Yasin Tadvi said PTI.
After being notified, a team from Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF) and Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation firefighters raced to the scene.
During the night, a search was conducted, and seven people were extracted from the rubble. According to the official, an eight-month-old girl and a lady perished, while five people were injured.
He identified the deceased as Uzma Atif Momin (40) and Taslima Mosar Momin (8 months).
Four ladies and a 65-year-old man were among those hurt. According to the source, they were admitted to a local hospital and were found to be in no danger.
The official told PTI that the search and rescue operation, as well as the task to remove the debris, were concluded at 3.30 a.m.
According to officials, the building was 35 years old, unsafe, and classed as C-1, which meant it was a decaying property that needed to be removed immediately for demolition.
According to PTI, the civic corporation has previously notified the building owners.