Major fire breaks out in South Mumbai; two firemen killed

| Monday, May 11, 2015 - 17:21
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Major fire breaks out in South Mumbai; two firemen killed

MUMBAI: A massive fire broke out in four-a storey building in Kalba Devi area of South Mumbai on Saturday evening in which two firemen were killed and at least five people, including fire fighters, were injured.

The building ‘Gokul Nivas’ was over century old and a portion of the collapsed building was under-repairs. The fire spread across all its four floors and gutted wooden beams and columns, said police. 

The building is situated in Kalba Devi area and it had some residential apartments on the fourth floor along with cloth godown and shops on the lower floors.

According to the reports, Chief fire officer Sunil Nesrikar and two other personnel were injured in the flame-dousing operation. A couple of the resident was injured too and all all of them were admitted to a nearby hospital.

The blaze started around 4 pm, following which 17 fire engines and 10 tankers were rushed to the spot. 

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