A fire that broke out in a slum in the Khadakpada area in suburban Goregaon at around 6:50 pm on Tuesday continued to rage at midnight. fortunately, there were no reports of injuries from the incident. The fire was reported in Samna Parivar locality and is restricted to a few scrap godowns and shanties over an area of 15,000-20,000 square feet. In a span of 24 hours, three major fire incidents took place in the Mumbai region. In another development, Mumbai and Maharashtra continue to report a spike in new cases. For the second time in less than a week, the city reported over 1,900 new cases, taking the tally here to 3,47,581. Four deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll to 11,539. The state recorded 17,864 new cases — the highest one-day rise this year — and 87 deaths. As many as 9,510 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the total of recoveries to 21,54,253. There are 1,38,813 active cases in the state now. In Sachin Vaze case, the NIA said it has seized a Mercedes car that was used by the arrested police officer and recovered Rs 5 lakh from the vehicle after searching his office from where ‘incriminating’ documents were recovered.
THE TIMES OF INDIA | Mar 17, 2021, 09:59:44 IST