Gujarat: Death toll due to fire in godown rises to 12
The death toll due to a fire at a godown storing chemicals located at the Piplaj road in the outskirts of Ahmedabad rose to 12 on Wednesday night, news agency ANI reported. The rescue operations have been completed.
Officials earlier stated that the incident occurred when portion of a godown storing chemicals collapsed after a power explosion ripped through it.
Fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot on learning about the explosion and rescued 18 people from the debris and shifted them to LG Hospital in ‘108’ ambulances, chief fire officer MF Dastur said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Ashok Munia mentioned that an investigation has been ordered into this incident.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences and said authorities were providing all possible assistance to the affected.
“Anguished by the loss of lives due to a fire in a godown in Ahmedabad. Condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers with the injured. Authorities are providing all possible assistance to the affected”, Modi tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind too took to Twitter and said he was distressed to learn about the loss of lives and wished speedy recovery for those injured.
“Distressed to learn about the loss of lives in a fire that broke out in a godown in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. I wish speedy recovery for the injured,” Kovind tweeted.
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