India, Aug. 25 -- Even after the 22 families residing in building number 2407 Nagaon 1 were evacuated on Friday night, 22-year-old Mohammad Aaqib Shaikh decided to go up to his fourth floor house to recover his bike, the first vehicle in his family, risking his life and that of seven others.

Fifteen-twenty minutes after they climbed up the building, despite fire officials' requests to not go anywhere near the premises, the fourth floor came crashing down, killing him and his close friend, Siraj Ahmed Ali, 26.

Apart from Ansari, Shaikh had taken along Abdul Aziz Sayyed, 65, his family friend; Javed Saleem Shaikh, 34, a friend; Momeen Nadeeb Mohammad Safi, 21, his cousin; and three others from the locality. Ansari lived in a nearby chawl ...