Three firemen were killed and two others were among six injured when the building they were fighting a fire in collapsed in Jammu’s densely populated Talab Tillo area on Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as selection grade fireman Mohammad Aslam and firemen Vimal Raina and Rattan Chand.
According to sources, the fire had broken out in a saw mill on the first floor of the three-storey building, which collapsed while the fire-fighting operation was in progress. The injured were identified as Head fireman Puran Singh and Satpal, besides Lokesh Kumar, Amrit, Gurpreet Singh and Rahil, all residents of Talab Tillo.
Jammu Deputy Commis-sioner Sushma Chouhan, has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident, while SSP Shridhar Patil said the police have registered a case in the matter.
Meanwhile, local residents said two saw mills were operating from the building — run by two brothers. On the first floor of the building was a coaching centre, while both the brothers lived on the third floor with their families.
Advisor to the Lt Governor R R Bhatnagar and J&K Director General of Police Dilbag Singh also visited the spot.
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