Smoke rises from across the Charles River above buildings on Beacon Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood
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Two firefighters killed in Boston blaze

Two firefighters have been killed and several people injured in a fire that destroyed a residential building in Boston's historic Back Bay neighbourhood.

Officials said the fire on 26 March broke out about 14:45 local time (18:45 GMT).

The dead men were identified as Boston Fire Department veterans Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy.

President of the Boston firefighters Richard Paris described the incident as "a very sad day" for the city.

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