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Mumbai rains: Two security guards die in a flooded lift – Times of India

MUMBAI: Two security guards of an Agripada building in central Mumbai died after the elevator they took from the basement to go to the ground floor didn’t start, its doors got locked and there was waterlogging. The fire brigade removed the two security guards but they had died by then, said police.
The incident took place at Nathani Residency building near Kala-Paani junction at Agripada at around 8am on Wednesday. The two security guards-Zameer Ahmed Sohanan (32) and Shehzad Memon (37) went from the mezzanine floor to the basement to switch on the water pump for the building’s water tank storage.
The Agripada police said that once the security guards reached the basement, they found water had logged in over there. The duo got into the lift. While the elevator’s doors got closed, it did not start. Water began entering the lift as well. They pressed the alarm button repeatedly for help. The building residents gathered outside the building and some went to see in the basement. They tried to open the lift door but could not succeed. The fire brigade was alerted immediately about the incident.
A fire brigade team that arrived at the spot had to cut the portion of door to open it. Its personnel removed the two security guards outside the lift. However, they had died. Their bodies were sent to hospital for post mortem. The Agripada police have registered an accidental death case and a probe is on.