Visuals of the fire that broke out in Surat on Friday. Photo/ANI
Visuals of the fire that broke out in Surat on Friday. Photo/ANI

Massive fire in Surat building, 15 dead

ANI | Updated: May 24, 2019 18:47 IST

Surat (Gujarat) [India] May 24 (ANI): At least 15 people lost their lives after a major fire broke out on Friday in the second floor of a multi-storey building here in the Sarthana area of Surat.
The Takshashila Complex caught fire and several students of a coaching centre situated in it were seen jumping off the building to escape the blaze.
“At least 15 people have lost their lives in a fire that broke out in Sarthana area of Surat. The death toll may further rise,” Surat Police Commissioner Satish Kumar Sharma said.
18 fire tenders rushed to the spot soon after the fire broke out. Efforts to extinguish the fire are underway.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet sent out condolences for the affected families while praying for the recovery of the injured.
“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” Modi tweeted.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted "Deeply saddened by the loss of precious lives due to fire in Surat. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured."
Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani has ordered an investigation into the incident and has also declared financial help of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of children who died in this incident. (ANI)

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