2 charred to death as fire breaks out at high-rise residential building

Two persons died after a fire broke out at a flat in a 15-storey residential building in Mumbai’s Kandivali on Saturday. The deceased had suffered 100% burns, due to which their identity could not be established, officials added. “The fire probably started due to a diya kept in one of the houses’ balcony on 14th floor,” Mayor Kishori Pednekar said.