Massive fire at family entertainment venue in India’s Rajkot kills 27


India’s Rajkot fire results in the deaths of 24 individuals, including minors. — Reuters/File

At least 27 individuals, including several minors, lost their lives following a blaze that erupted on Saturday evening at a family entertainment center in Gujarat, India, according to a government representative.As per Reuters, rescue missions are ongoing at the location in the Rajkot district.”Our priority is on rescue operations and preserving lives. We will ensure stringent measures are taken against those responsible for this tragedy,” Mayor Nayana Pedhadiya stated.Television footage displayed a massive blaze consuming the TRP game area with dense smoke billowing from the scene.A police representative at the local civil hospital noted that some of the bodies were charred beyond recognition.

Massive fire at family entertainment venue in Indias Rajkot kills 27
Probe ongoing after India’s Rajkot fire takes 24 lives. — Reuters/Files

On a social media platform X, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that the local administration was working to support those impacted.”Deeply saddened by the fire incident in Rajkot. My thoughts are with all who have lost their dear ones,” Modi mentioned in the post.”The origin of the fire remains unknown,” the district’s chief fire officer, IV Kher, informed Reuters.Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel stated that an inquiry into the event had been assigned to a Special Investigation Team, and television news indicated that two individuals had been detained by Rajkot police in relation to the incident.

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