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Two seniors killed in Thane high-rise blaze

Posted on Mar 16 2014 | IANS

Thane (Maharashtra), March 16 : Two senior citizens were killed and two others were injured in a blaze on the upper floors of a high-rise in a posh housing complex here early Sunday, officials said.

Officials said the fire started on the 11th floor and then spread to the 12th terrace floor of Gulmohar Building in Sundervan Complex.

Two senior citizens -- Shivajirao Choughule, 82, and his wife Nirmala, 78 -- were killed in the fire, and two others on a lower floor were injured while attempting to escape.

The Thane fire brigade and police managed to rescue all other residents from the building and the fire has been brought under control.

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