Massive fire breaks out at coaching centre in Surat; 15 killed
Surat: At least 15 persons were killed and several others injured after a massive fire broke out at a coaching centre in Gujarat’s Surat on Friday.
The coaching centre was located on the third and fourth floors of the Taxshila Complex.
According to official sources, as many as 18 fire tenders are on the spot to douse the flame.
Videos recorded by a witness on social media showed several students jumping off the third and fourth floors of the building.
PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “Extremely anguished by the fire tragedy in Surat.”
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 24, 2019
Meanwhile, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered an investigation into the incident. He has also declared financial help of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of children who died in this incident.