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Fire-fighters rescued from collapsed Mumbai building

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:11 GMT, May 10, 2015 |
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Two of the firemen were killed while two others suffered severe burns after a five story building in Kalbadevi area of South Mumbai collapsed while fire-fighters were trying to douse a massive blaze that broke out on Saturday evening.

Two senior fire officers–SW Rane and MN Desai were pulled out from the debris late night and rushed to GT hospital where they were declared brought dead, confirmed the hospital. The blaze was brought under control by 11pm.

SG Amin, Additional Divisional Fire Officer (ADFO) sustained 90 percent burns, while Sunil Nesarikar, Chief Fire Officer sustained 50 percent burns. Nesarikar was one of the senior fire officer actively involved in 26/11 Taj rescue operation. Both the officers were rushed to the National Burns Center, Airoli.