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Many died due to injuries sustained after jumping off windows to escape the fire. According to eyewitnesses, at least 10 students had jumped out to save themselves from the blaze.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: May 25, 2019 12:56 IST
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Cops have arrested the owner of the Surat coaching centre in which a massive fire had erupted on Friday. The blaze claimed 20 lives. 

Surat fire: Here is what we know so far

  1. Two builders of the commercial Takshashila Complex in Sarthana area, the site of the inferno, are on the run, Surat Police Commissioner Satish Sharma told reporters Saturday.

  2. Police registered an FIR under various sections (of the Indian Penal Code) against three persons last night. They include two builders and the owner of the coaching class.

  3. Accused coaching class owner has been identified as Bhargav Butani

  4. Accused builders have been identified as Harshul Vekaria and Jignesh Paliwal.

  5. Cops have already arrested Butani. 

  6. In Surat, a massive fire had engulfed the four-storey commercial complex.

  7. Most of the victims included teenage students. 

  8. Some of them died of suffocation. 

  9. Many died due to injuries sustained after jumping off windows to escape the fire. According to eyewitnesses, at least 10 students had jumped out to save themselves from the blaze.

  10. The state government had ordered a detailed inquiry.

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(With PTI inputs)

 

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