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Rajkot : 27 killed in amusement park, 12 children among dead

May 26, 2024 03:11 PM
Rajkot : 27 killed in amusement park, 12 children among dead

Punjab Newsline, Rajkot, May 26-
Atleast 27 people, including children, were killed as a massive fire broke out at TRP, a private amusement park/ gaming zone, in Gujarat’s Rajkot on Saturday afternoon. Officials said TRP did not have a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the fire department.
In a statement, the state government said 27 bodies had been brought for post-mortem at the Rajkot Civil Hospital. Most of the bodies were charred, making identification difficult. “Their DNA samples are being drawn for identification… The process is on at the Rajkot Civil Hospital police post to collect DNA samples of family members so that the DNA can be matched,” the statement said.
The government has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT), led by Additional Director General of Police (CID-crime) Subhash Trivedi, to probe the incident. The SIT, which includes Banchhanidhi Pani, commissioner of technical education; H P Sanghvi, director of Forensic Science Laboratory, Gandhinagar; J N Khadiya, chief fire officer of Ahmedabad; and M B Desai, superintending engineer of road and buildings department, has been asked to submit a preliminary report within three days, followed by a final report within 10 days.
A senior police officer said the co-owner, Yuvrajsinh Solanki, and manager, Nitin Jain, were among those detained. “We are also looking for Prakash Jain, another person associated with the gaming zone. He is reported to have been inside the premises when the fire broke out,” the officer said.

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