Four men were charred to death in a fire that gutted a cloth godown in suburban Kandivli on Sunday, a civic official said on Monday.
The blaze was reported in the facility, located in Damu Nagar near MIDC bus stop, at around 4 pm Sunday, said an official from the Disaster Management Unit of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
“Four casualties were recovered from debris of the godown by fire personnel who were conduction fire fighting operations at the spot by 5 am on Monday”, he said.
They were taken to Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivli, where doctors declared them brought dead, he said.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
The official said fire personnel are conducting search operations at the storeroom premises.
When asked about the identity of the deceased, the official said prima facie they are workers but it is yet to be confirmed.