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Fire at Surat private school, no casualties reported

The incident was reported at Raychand Dipchand School in the walled city of Surat in the morning around 8.20 am. As soon as the fire was detected, the school authorities shifted the students to a safer place. Meanwhile, officials of Fire & Emergency Services also controlled the fire immediately.

By: Express News Service | Surat | Updated: June 10, 2019 1:43:11 pm
surat fire, surat private school fire, fire at private school in surat, surat coaching centre fire, coaching centre fire, fire at surat coaching centre, india news, Indian Express The incident comes close on the heels of last month’s fire incident at a private coaching centre in the city that left 22 students dead. (File)

A fire was reported at a private school in Surat city, on Monday morning. School authorities immediately shifted students to safety and no casualties were reported. The officials of the Fire & Emergency Services also immediately brought the fire under control.

The fire was reported at the Raychand Dipchand School in the walled city of Surat at around 8.20 am. As soon as the fire was detected, school authorities shifted the students to a safer place. As soon as the news of the fire spread, anxious parents rushed to the school.

Schools in Gujarat reopened Monday after summer vacations, and the incident comes close on the heels of the fire at a private coaching centre in the city on May 24 that left 22 students dead.

Following the incident, the fire officials had started a drive to check the fire safety measures in various educational institutes.

Surat Chief Fire Officer Basant Parek said that after the May 24 fire, 1751 tuition classes and some schools were surveyed, of which 1237 were found to have not installed fire safety systems. The Raychand Dipchand School had a fire safety system.

Fire officer Raysingh Patel said, “The cause of the fire might be loose electric wiring in the meter box. The situation has been brought under control.”

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