Twenty two children lost their lives in Surat fire on Friday. The death toll would have been higher had it not been for Ketan Chorwadia who chose to act unlike many
other who were busy recording videos of the horrific incident.
Children from coaching class in four-story building that caught fire started jumping from windows to save their lives. Many were stuck inside inner rooms of
the burning building.
Ketan acted quickly. He searched for a staircase to go inside the burning building and rescue the children but he couldn't spot one. But he did not stop there.
Ketan Chorwadia spotted a ladder and immediately started assisting children to get out of the building. From the raging inferno, he was able to save 8
children, who would otherwise have lost their lives.
Ketan Chorwadia's actions were heroic indeed. But he does not think much of it and there is a reason for that.
He said that many of the passerbys would have been able to rescue more children.
This, he said, was only possible if they had just not stood there shooting videos of the burning building.
Gujarat Government has already swung into action after the incident in Surat. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced monetary and medical help for
those deceased and injured. Even PM Modi tweeted that he had issued instructions to local officials for effective assistance to those affected.