गुजरात अग्निकांड: राजकोट में गेमिंग जोन में भीषण आग लगने से 24 की मौत।

गुजरात अग्निकांड: राजकोट में गेमिंग जोन में भीषण आग लगने से 24 की मौत।

Gujarat fire: 24 killed in massive blaze at gaming zone in Rajkot.

Two devastating fire incidents in India—one at a gaming zone in Rajkot, Gujarat, and another in the industrial area of Dombivli, Maharashtra—have resulted in multiple casualties and injuries.

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Gujarat fire: 24 killed in massive blaze at gaming zone in Rajkot.

At least twenty-four individuals lost their lives in a significant fire outbreak at a gaming venue in Rajkot, Gujarat, occurring on Saturday evening. Multiple fire units rushed to the location, endeavoring to quench the flames, with ongoing efforts in progress. The origin of the fire remains undetermined. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his sorrow over the tragedy, expressing, "Deeply saddened by the fire incident in Rajkot. My sympathies are with the bereaved families. Wishing a speedy recovery to the injured. Local authorities are extending all possible support to those affected." Addressing the situation, CM Bhupendra Patel announced financial assistance of ₹4 lakh for the families of the deceased and ₹50 thousand for the injured.

Furthermore, Bhupendra Patel directed the municipal corporation and administration to initiate immediate rescue and relief operations in response to the fire. "Instructions have been issued to the Municipal Corporation and administration for prompt rescue and relief efforts following the fire incident at the Rajkot gaming zone. Prioritizing immediate medical attention for the injured is also emphasized," Bhupendra Patel stated. Reflecting on the blaze at the gaming zone, BJP MLA Darshita Shah remarked, "Today marks a profoundly tragic event in Rajkot's history. It's regrettable that children have succumbed to a fire at a gaming zone for the first time... While the government will address the matter, the current focus is on saving as many lives as possible..."

In a separate incident, a minimum of ten individuals lost their lives, and over 60 sustained injuries following a fire outbreak in the industrial region of Dombivli, Maharashtra, on Thursday. Enormous columns of smoke were visible, and the explosion's reverberations were reportedly heard up to a distance of 3 kilometers from the site of the blast.

The force of the explosion was so immense that it resulted in the shattering of window panes of residences, along with damage to vehicles, roads, and utility poles in the nearby area, according to officials. In a development, a court in Maharashtra's Thane district remanded the owner of the chemical factory in Dombivli, Malay Mehta (38), into police custody until May 29. Mehta, the proprietor of Amudan Chemicals, was presented before the magistrate court in Kalyan. The Ulhasnagar unit of the crime branch has assumed control of the investigation. Authorities have lodged an FIR against the company's proprietors, directors, management personnel, and officials. The accused individuals have been charged with culpable homicide (section 304), causing harm voluntarily, and negligent handling of flammable materials and explosive substances under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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