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At least 14 people killed and 21 injured after fire broke out at a restaurant in India

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According to Mumbai police, at least 14 people were killed after a fire broke out at a Mumbai rooftop restaurant early this morning.

The fire started at around 12:22 a.m. local time at the fifth-floor restaurant in Kamala Mills, according to Mumbai police spokesperson Deepak Deoraj. The compound houses eateries and bars.

Images of the scene showed a raging fire overtaking the rooftop and billowing smoke in the night sky. Kamala Mills is a former industrial compound that in recent years has been refurbished and now houses restaurants, bars and offices in Mumbai’s Lower Parel area.

Eleven of the 14 victims were female and the remaining three were males. A case has been registered against the restaurant’s manager and partners, Deoraj said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about the fire: “Anguished by the fire in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. I pray that those injured recover quickly.”

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Female robber escaping through a window at the bank

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A female robber trying to escaping through the window after robbing a bank in Adum area of Kumasi in Ghana.

In the video, the lady threw the money down from the window and jumped down to get the money, but she was caught and arrested by the bank’s security operatives.

The details of the lady is still unknown as at the time of filling this report

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South Africa returness receive a token from Lagos State Governor

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State gave N20,000 to each 315 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa.

This second batch of returnees arrived a week after another 187 Nigerians fleeing xenophobia came back from South Africa. The returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The flight, which originated from the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg was received by Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission and Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema. Also on ground was Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Diaspora.

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