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2 firemen suffer major injuries

mumbai Updated: Mar 06, 2011 00:54 IST

The men who saved the day suffered the most in the fire at Garib Nagar, a slum colony near Bandra (East) railway station on Friday.

Two firemen, Bashir Mulla, 41, and Rajaram Sawant, 45, sustained major injuries. While Mulla fractured both his ankles, Sawant has a deep gash on his head.

The firemen said they were standing on the foot-over bridge above the colony with water pipes when a cylinder burst and a part of the bridge collapsed.

“I was saved from the flames because a cement slab cut my fall,” said Sawant.

Mulla said, “I held on to a vertical slab while falling. Had I fallen directly I would have died.”