Surat, May 24: In a tragic incident, 19 students lost their lives after a fire broke out in a coaching centre at a shopping complex in Surat on Friday. One teacher was also reported dead in the incident. According to reports, more than eight people were also injured in the blaze. Fourteen fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Mumbai: Fire at Cloth Factory in Dombivali MIDC, 4-6 Fire Tenders Rushed to Spot.
Firefighting operations are underway. More than 30 people are still trapped in the fire. The fire erupted at the coaching centre which is located on the fourth floor of Takshila Arcade. The classes were going on. when the incident occurred. Firing in Ghatkopar: Assailants Open Fire Near Sarvodaya Hospital in Mumbai, One Dead.
Video of the incident:
Massive Fire at ine commercial Complex , Named तक्षशिला
in surat's #sarthana Area .
Many Students were stuck.
A Brave man tried to rescue the Girls.
— Hitesh Pandya (@Hiteshpandya21) May 24, 2019
Massive fire broke in a hall of a commercial complex at Sarthana bin Surat. A party was going on and around twenty youths were trapped. Around 10 people jumped off breaking windowpanes. pic.twitter.com/jEV8jLvaNI
— Subodh Kumar (@kumarsubodh_) May 24, 2019
In the video, students were seen jumping from the coaching centre to save themselves from the fire. Injured are rushed to a nearby hospital. As per reports, the death toll may rise. The exact cause of the fire is still not known. More details are still awaited. Meerut: Fire Reported in Factory in Prahlad Nagar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the tragic incident. He tweeted, "Extremely anguished by the fire tragedy in Surat. My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. Have asked the Gujarat Government and local authorities to provide all possible assistance to those affected."
Extremely anguished by the fire tragedy in Surat. My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. Have asked the Gujarat Government and local authorities to provide all possible assistance to those affected.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 24, 2019
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani has ordered an investigation into the incident. The CM also declared financial help of Rs four lakh each to the families of children who died in this incident.