Bandra Fire Accedent 21 Injured, 2000 became homeless

At least 21 people were injured and over 2,000 people, including 'Slumdog Millionaire' child actor Rubina Ali, rendered homeless in the big fire which was controlled in the wee hours today in suburban Bandra here.

"A total of 21 persons including 4 firemen were injured while fighting the flames which broke out last night. They have been admitted to the Bhabha hospital here," a fire official said.

However, no death has been reported so far. But over 2,000 people have lost their homes as hundreds of shanties were destroyed in the blaze, he said.

The family of Rubina, who played the role of young Latika in Danny Boyle's Oscar winning film, watched helplessly as their dwelling unit in the crowded slum went up in flames.

"We all were at home watching TV, when a neighbour came to alert us about the fire.