Surat: Huge Fire at Coaching Centre; 19 Students Dead, 8 Injured; Watch Horrific Video
12 people including students died in fire in Surat (Photo Credits: Twitter)

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:

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."

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.