Two firefighters were charred to death on Saturday night while trying to douse an intense fire in a 50-year-old building in Mumbai's Kalbadevi area.
The deceased have been identified as MN Desai and SW Rane, who went missing on Saturday evening after reaching the accident spot to contain the fire in the four-storey under-repair building, according to an IANS report.
The bodies, with more than 80% burns, were recovered from the debris at around 12:30am, an official of BMC Disaster Control said. It is said that the building came falling in parts, and buried the duo.
Also, two Fire Brigade officers, including chief fire officer of Sunil Nesrikar and senior officer SG Amin, sustained severe burn injuries in the accident. They are now undergoing treatment at Navi Mumbai's National Burns Centre and their condition is said to be stable.
The incident took place on Saturday evening when a team of firefighters rushed to the area to douse the fire. They evacuated four persons who were trapped inside the building, which was on intense fire.
Meanwhile, cooling operations are on and an investigation to find out the cause of the fire has also begun.