Five others were left in critical condition after fire struck the six-story building Friday in the Goregaon West district of the city.
According to a report from FoxNews, at least seven people were killed (some news outlets are reporting at least eight) and five others were left in critical condition after a raging fire struck a six-story residential building Friday in the Goregaon West district of Mumbai, considered India’s financial and entertainment capital.
In addition, at least 50 others were injured.
A total of eight engines responded, taking three hours to extinguish the flames, said fire officer Ashok Tarapade. The rescue work has been completed, while the injured have been transported to two area hospitals, he added.
Media reports said the fire erupted in some shops on the ground floor of the building, with smoke pouring throughout some floors. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Chief Fire Officer Ravindra Ambulgekar said the 17-year-old building was built to house people who were shifted from a slum in the city, and there was no proper firefighting equipment, and smoke spread through the structure by way of a lift duct. 
Fires such as these are common in India, where building and safety laws are routinely ignored by builders and residents.
In 2022, 27 people were killed when fire broke out in a four-story commercial building in New Delhi. Before that, in 2019, an electrical short caused a fire that swept through another New Dehli building, killing 43.
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