JAMMU, Feb. 13 -- Three firefighter were killed after a building on fire collapsed at Talab Tillo locality of Jammu on Wednesday morning.

The victims are Vimal Raina, Rattan Chand and Mohd Aslam.

The fire broke out in a wooden saw mill-cum-commercial and residential complex at 4.30am. Fire tenders rushed to the spot but when they were dousing the blaze, the building collapsed.Four occupants of the building and five fire department personnel got trapped in the debris.

The fire department and State Disaster Response Force personnel launched a rescue operation. Later, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel also joined the operation to retrieve the firefighters from the debris.

Director general, fire and emergency services, J&K, ...