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Tragic Fire at Family Entertainment Venue in Gujarat’s Rajkot District Kills at Least 24, Rescue Efforts Ongoing

On Saturday evening, a devastating fire erupted at a family entertainment establishment in the Rajkot region of Gujarat, resulting in the tragic deaths of at least 24 individuals, including numerous children.

The community has been deeply disturbed by the occurrence and it has led to immediate rescue operations. Local authorities have cautioned that the number of fatalities may increase.

“We prioritize rescue operations and the preservation of human lives.” “We will ensure that stringent measures are taken against the individuals accountable for this incident,” stated Mayor Nayana Pedhadiya.

The TRP gaming zone was seen on television engulfed in flames, with dense plumes of smoke emanating from the location. The fire thoroughly destroyed the building, resulting in a scene of extreme devastation.

Rescue personnel are diligently working to find and rescue any remaining survivors. Nevertheless, the local public hospital stated that certain corpses were severely burned, making the process of identification more challenging.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his anguish on the disaster on social media site X, expressing, “I am deeply saddened by the fire incident in Rajkot.

I extend my condolences to all those who have experienced the loss of their loved ones. He said that the local administration is offering essential aid to those impacted.

Chief Fire Officer IV Kher stated that the firemen had nearly extinguished the fire, but the exact origin of the incident is still unknown.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has declared the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the event.

Meanwhile, television sources have stated that the Rajkot police have apprehended two men in relation to the incident.

The incident has emphasized the immediate necessity for rigorous safety protocols at public places. While rescue activities are ongoing and investigations are underway, the community grieves the loss of life and demands answers and responsibility for this tragic event.

Source : https://www.reuters.com/world/india/fire-entertainment-venue-kills-least-24-people-western-india-2024-05-25/

(The story is published based on the data from a syndicated feed. However there can be minor changes from the original source article.)

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