Two victims in the fast-moving boat fire that killed 34 people in California were a couple from Fairfield County.
The two, Kaustubh Nirmal, 44, and Sanjeeri Deopujari, 31, lived in Stamford and were married for two-and-a-half years, according to the Los Angeles Times .
The boat, a 75-foot vessel called Conception, was on a three-day scuba-diving excursion when the blaze broke out on Monday, Sept. 2. Five crew members were able to escape.
Nirmal was a senior adviser at Ernst and Young and Deopujari was a dentist in Norwalk.
“He found a soulmate in Sanjeeri,” Nirmal’s cousin, Rajul Sharma, told the LA Times. “Their love for each other was apparent even without them speaking about it.”
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