Fireman killed trying to douse blaze in Chennai

A fire fighting personnel was killed and two officials, including a woman, were seriously injured, while fighting a major fire that broke out in an old building in the wee hours here today.

Updated: Jan 16, 2012, 10:07 AM IST

Chennai: A fire fighting personnel was killed
and two officials, including a woman, were seriously injured,
while fighting a major fire that broke out in an old building
in the wee hours here today.

The leading fireman was killed while fighting the fire that
broke out in the building at Chepauk around 00.50 hours, fire
and rescue sources said.

Two other officials -- a woman Divisional Officer and a
Station Manager -- were admitted to a private hospital with
burns, the sources said.

The fire was later put out, they said.

PTI