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Near about 15 students feared killed after fire catches in coaching class

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Coaching students, Coaching classes, Fire due to short circuit, Surat, Gujarat, Regional news

Gandhinagar: In a shocking incident, at least 15 students of a coaching class were killed when they jumped off a commercial complex after it caught fire on Friday afternoon, Gujarat Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said.

The fire engulfed the third and fourth floor of the Taxshila Complex here, he said.

 

Coaching students, Coaching classes, Fire due to short circuit, Surat, Gujarat, Regional news

 

Visuals on TV channels showed students jumping off the third and fourth floors of the building.

A fire official said 19 fire tenders and two hydraulic platforms were pressed into service to douse the fire.

 

At-least 15 children feared killed after building catches fire in coaching class:

 

Locals were seen helping in the rescue operation to save stranded students as well as other occupants of the four-storey building.

 

Coaching students, Coaching classes, Fire due to short circuit, Surat, Gujarat, Regional news

 

“Students on fourth and third floor jumped off to the ground to save themselves from fire and smoke. Many have been rescued and sent to hospital. The operation to douse the fire is on,” said a fire official.

In a video clip of the incident, some young students can be seen coming out of the windows of a coaching class and jumping off from the third and fourth floors amid thick smoke coming out from the building.

 

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Andrew McDonald appointed Rajasthan Royals head coach

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New Delhi: Former Australian cricketer Andrew McDonald has been brought in as the head coach of Rajasthan Royals on a three-year contract. McDonald, who has previously played in IPL for Delhi Daredevils (2009 and 2011) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (2012 and 2013), also comes with coaching experience in the league – having been the bowling coach of Virat Kohli’s side. McDonald comes in to replace Paddy Upton, who was only appointed before the start of the previous season.

McDonald, who has significant experience of coaching will have to take Rajasthan to the epitome of success as they aim their second IPL title. Notably, Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural edition of the competition in 2008 under the leadership of Shane Warne.

This will be Andrew McDonald’s second stint in the IPL. He has also worked with Royal Challengers Bangalore last year; however, the team management replaced the support staff. Bangalore roped in Mike Hesson as their director of Cricket Operations.

Speaking on his appointment, Andrew McDonald stated that he is keen to take up the new challenge with the Rajasthan side. He also said that he can’t wait to associate with the best players in the biggest league across the world.

“I’m delighted to join the Royals family,” said McDonald. “It’s a great honour to take on this responsibility. The Rajasthan Royals is a new, exciting challenge for me, and I can’t wait to get started working with our world-class players and coaches in one of the biggest sporting leagues in the world,” he added.

Rajasthan Royals, the inaugural IPL champions, had finished at the seventh spot in 2019 edition after registering five wins and ending with 11 points at the end of the league stage.

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