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Surat fire: At least 20 killed as flames engulf Takshashila complex

While the Surat Municipal Corporation had conducted a fire audit on coaching classes in November, the rooftop establishment on Takshashila Complex escaped the radar because it “did not fit the definition of a coaching class”.

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Surat fire: Smoke billows from the Takshashila Complex after a fire engulfed the third and fourth floor of the coaching centre, in Surat on Friday. Rajkot civic body has directed its officials to seal all such premises where fire-fighting equipment was not in place. (Express Photo)

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Surat: Firefighting trucks seen outside Takshashila Complex after a fire engulfed the third and fourth floor of the complex, in Surat, Friday. (Express Photo)

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Surat Police Commissioner Satish Sharma told The Indian Express that the fire is suspected have started either from an air conditioner compressor or some electrical equipment in (one of) the classes. (Express photo)

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani visited the site of the fire to inspect the damages and meet the families of victims. (Express photo)

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Surat: Firefighters and police officers inspect the burn site after a fire engulfed the third and fourth floor of the Takshashila Complex, in Surat, Friday, May 24, 2019. Nearly 20 students of a coaching class were killed when they jumped off the commercial complex after it caught fire Friday afternoon. (Express photo)

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Fire at a coaching centre killed 20 students, Surat Police on Saturday arrested one of the three accused who ran the tution classes. The other two are absconding. (Express photo)

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An FIR has been registered against three people for culpable homicide. Municipal corporations across Ahmedabad and Vadodara also ordered all coaching centres in these cities to be closed till further orders. (Express photo)