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The first casualty was reported at 7 a.m. Saturday after firefighters managed to partially extinguish the fire and reach the terrace of West Coast Polychem Pvt Ltd.

A 65-year-old manager and an engineer of a rubber factory have been killed in a major fire at the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in Navi Mumbai, officials said on Saturday.

The first casualty was reported at 7 a.m. Saturday after firefighters managed to partially extinguish the fire and reach the terrace of West Coast Polychem Pvt Ltd. At noon, the second body was discovered in the bathroom on the second floor of this building.

“In areas where the fire is extinguished, we are carrying out a cooling procedure. The first body has been identified as that of Sukumaran Nair (65) and the second of Nikhil Sanjay Pashilkar (25),” NMMC fire officer Purushottam Jadhav said.

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