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Silence for Southampton firefighters killed in Shirley Towers blaze

Firefighters and members of the public lined up outside St Mary's Fire Station for the two-minute silence
Image caption A two-minute silence was held at St Mary's Fire Station in Southampton

Firefighters have held a two-minute silence to remember two crew members who died in a tower block blaze.

Jim Shears, 35, and Alan Bannon, 38, died three years ago in a fire at Shirley Towers in Southampton.

St Mary's Fire Station fell silent at 11:00 BST to remember the pair, who won posthumous gallantry medals for their actions on 6 April 2010.

Members of the public also gathered outside the fire station to pay their respects.

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