An FIR has been registered against the coaching centre owner and builders of the Surat complex after a major fire broke out claiming the lives of 20 people, including students, on Friday. The blaze ripped through the interior design coaching centre located in Takshashila Arcade in Surat's Sarthana area, killing at least 19 students and injuring many people. Students, aged around 20 years, were trapped in the coaching centre when the fire broke out in the stairway." "We have asked Urban Development and Urban Housing Department Principal Secretary, Mukesh Puri, to immediately investigate and submit a report," he added. The fire brigade from the fire station, which is not more than 2 km away, took almost 45 minutes to come.
Source: dna May 25, 2019 05:03 UTC