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Mumbai building fires: 19 killed in one week

06:58 PM | 4 Jan, 2018
Mumbai building fires: 19 killed in one week
MUMBAI - Four people, including two children, have died in a fire that broke out in a residential building in the western Indian city of Mumbai late last night.

The fire started at around 1:30am Indian time (20:00 GMT) on the third floor of Maimoon building in the city's Marol area.

Seventeen people were rescued and were now receiving treatment in local hospitals, the NDTV reported.

The incident comes a week after 15 people died in a fire at a popular rooftop restaurant in the city. Eleven of the dead were women, mostly in their twenties and early thirties. Most of the bodies were reportedly found piled up near a women's washroom.

Officials said the exact cause of the fire in the residential building was unknown. Five people, including staff of pubs in the complex have been arrested in connection with the fire tragedy.

Experts say that two fire incidents within a week have raised serious questions over the safety standards of Mumbai buildings. The city also witnesses frequent building collapses that are often fatal.

Property prices and rent in Mumbai are among the highest in Asia.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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