Children Among 25 Killed In Rajkot Gaming Zone Fire; SIT Probe Ordered

May 25, 2024 - 22:44
Children Among 25 Killed In Rajkot Gaming Zone Fire; SIT Probe Ordered

At least twenty people were killed after a massive fire broke out at a gaming zone in Gujarat’s Rajkot city on Saturday evening.

An FIR has been registered in the incident. Rajkot Game Zone manager Nitin Jain and Game Zone partner Yuvraj Singh Solanki have been detained by the police

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has also ordered a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to be formed and assigned in order to investigate the entire incident.

Speaking to the media, Rajkot Police Commissioner Raju Bhargav said, “Fire broke out in the TRP gaming zone in the afternoon. The rescue operations are on. The fire is under control. We are trying to retrieve as many bodies as possible.”

Speaking on the incident, Rajkot Collector Prabhav Joshi said, “We had received the call at around 4.30 pm… The temporary structure in the gaming zone had collapsed. The fire was controlled around 2 hours ago. The debris is being removed… We are in constant touch with the CM.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to X and expressed his distress on the unfortunate incident. Taking to his official account, he said, “Extremely distressed by the fire mishap in Rajkot. My thoughts are with all those who have lost their loved ones. Prayers for the injured. The local administration is working to provide all possible assistance to those affected.”

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel took to X and said that the city administration has been instructed to carry out immediate rescue and relief operations at the game zone.

“Instructions have been given to the Municipal Corporation and the administration for immediate rescue and relief operations in the fire incident in the game zone in Rajkot. It has been instructed to prioritise arrangements for immediate treatment of the injured,” Patel wrote on X.

In a separate post, CM Patel also expressed his condolences and wrote, “The fire tragedy in Rajkot is heart-wrenching. I express my heartfelt condolences to the persons who lost their lives in this incident and their families. I pray to God for speedy recovery of the injured. The state government will provide Rs 4 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs 50 thousand to the injured.”

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