A cautious Mumbai bans flying lanterns till January 22.

A cautious Mumbai bans flying lanterns till January 22.Mumbai: A day after 14 people, including 11 women, died in a massive blaze that engulfed Mumbai’s Kamala Mills Complex, local police has banned the use, sale and storage of flying lanterns in the city till January 22, 2018.

In an official statement, the Mumbai Police said that the lanterns “may cause grave danger to human life, safety & injury to public property.”

Earlier today, the Brihan mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolished several illegal structures in Lower Parel area which did not have valid permits. On Friday, the civic body had suspended five officers for dereliction of duty in connection with the massive blaze in the Kamala Mills compound.

Bureau Report

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