Medha Patkar seeks inquiry into Bandra fire

Last Updated: Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 17:48

Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar on Saturday
demanded an inquiry into the cause of last night`s fire in a
slum in suburban Bandra, in which at least 21 people were
injured and over 2,000 people rendered homeless.
A major fire broke out last night at Garib Nagar slum
on the east side of Bandra railway station.

"We demand compensation between Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh
per family. Also, an inquiry must be initiated to ascertain
the cause of fire. The possibility of the involvement of a
builder cannot be ruled out," Patkar told PTI.

Twenty-one persons including four firemen were injured in
the blaze.
"The slum-dwellers must be provided with shelters at the
earliest," Patkar said.


First Published: Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 17:48

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