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Gujarat: 12 persons killed in fire & building collapse

Updated: November 5, 2020 12:16 pm

In Gujarat, 12 persons including five women were killed and 14 injured duing the fire and building collapse incident on Pirana -Piplaj road near Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

According to sources, the incident occurred after the fire and blast in a chemical factory Sahil Enterprise.

Several nearby godowns of cutting and packaging materials of textiles collapsed following the fire and blast.

More than 20 firefighters rushed to the spot and started rescue and relief works.

The NDRF team was also called for rescue works. Injured have been admitted in Municipality-run LG hospital.

The State Government has ordered an inquiry in this fire incident. Meanwhile, the Police and Forensic Science teams also rushed to the spot and started investigation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his anguish over the loss of lives due to a fire in this incident.

He expressed the condolences to the bereaved families.

The Prime Minister said that authorities are providing all possible assistance to the affected.

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