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Death toll in Surat coaching class fire reaches to 23 with two on ventilator

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Surat: The death toll in the Friday’s devastating blaze in Surat rose to 23 by Saturday, even as seven students battled for survival in hospitals, officials said.

 

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

 

Two of the injured students were on ventilator and five admitted to intensive care units (ICU). The condition of four others was reported to be stable.

 

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

 

Most of the students who were killed in the fire at an arts coaching centre on the top floor of a four-storey building were between the age of 14 and 17. Some were expecting their Class 12 results on Saturday.

 

Number of casualties in Surat coaching class fire rises to 23 with two on ventilator:

 

Officials informed that the fire started at the ground floor and reached the top floor. Some students at another class, rushed to the terrace to escape the fire and found themselves stuck there.

 

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

 

According to witnesses, there must have been around 50 students in the Takshashila Arcade building when it caught fire.

 

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

 

Graphic videos on social media showed over 10 students jumping from the third and fourth storey, which was actually a covered terrace, to escape the blaze and the billowing smoke.

 

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Vikas Dubey made Chambal ravines his hideout

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Vikas Dubey, a history sheeter who brutally murdered eight policemen in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur, is still far from being arrested by the police. Hundreds of police teams are looking for him. At the same time, SSB has also been alerted on the state’s border with Nepal but no clue is available.

Meanwhile, the former DGP of UP, Vikram Singh said that the way the last location of Vikas Dubey has been traced in Auraiya, then it is very likely that he has caught the path of Chambal’s rugged route through Etawah. Agra can be reached through the rugged interior. After reaching Agra, it becomes easy to enter MP and Rajasthan.

In the case of notorious criminals, it is often seen that due to the setting, it becomes difficult for the two state police to become a co-ordinator or the other state police conducts a search operation to show themselves, but the criminal is hiding there.

Significantly, in the Bikeru village of Chaubepur, Kanpur, a bloody encounter took place between the police and Vikas Dubey’s gang on Thursday – Friday night. The police team reached Vikas Dubey’s raid here. Here Vikas Dubey along with his gang attacked the police, in which eight soldiers were martyred.

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