Surat coaching centre engulfed in fire, at least 15 dead

Surat coaching centre engulfed in fire, at least 15 dead

However, at least 40 students aspiring for a career in architecture, town planning and design were not that lucky. "Even though my daughter got saved, she is still in trauma", he told ANI.

"There was smoke. I could not figure out what to do".

This accident pained him and he made a decision to do something. I managed to save 8-10 students from the back side of the building. "The police is trying to identify the students, otherwise the hospital will have to conduct DNA tests with the parents of the missing students to confirm their identities".

Jorawadia is now a local hero and winning hearts online for his courageous act. Many of these buildings, including a reading library in capital Gandhinagar, were sealed, along with 40 coaching centres in Bharuch and as many others at several places. The initial investigation has said that a short circuit caused the fire. More than 30 people are still trapped in the fire.

Speaking to ANI, a witness Prateek Kansara, said: "At least 22-25 children were rescued via stairs, while 20 others jumped".

The Gujarat government has ordered an inquiry into the incident, as well as a fire safety audit of schools, colleges, coaching centres and commercial buildings in Surat, where the fire occurred. "For the families whose members can not be saved, he is a symbol of assurance".

Visuals on TV channels showed students jumping off the third and fourth floors of the building.

Police have arrested the owner of the Surat coaching centre in which a massive fire had erupted Friday claiming lives of 20 people, mostly teenage students. Some people were unable to escape and died on the spot.

Mourning over the loss of "precious young lives", Sonu Sood expressed his grief on his Twitter handle and wrote, "So sad to hear about the fire tragedy in Surat". Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani who rushed to the sport first announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each for the kin of the deceased.

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