3 killed, 15 injured in fire at Gujarat religious camp

Leslie Hanson
January 14, 2018

The event was organised by spiritual leader Swami Dharmabandhu. The Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani also had attended the event last week. Read Also Real Estate Regulatory Authority puts Rs 3 lakh fine on Vadodara-based builder for not registering project Krupa Solanki, one of the participants from Nani Vavdi village of Morbi and witness to the incident told Mirror, "A girl in the tent removed a lamp and tried to charge her phone, but there was some spark".

The injured are under treatment.

Pandey said, "The fire broke out at a tent where women participants were staying".

Dharmabandhuji, who has been conducting the shibir for the past 20 years, said he was pained by the tragedy, which happened on the last day of the 10-day event. "Samples have been collected for forensic examination for determination", Sood said. Rajkot (Rural) superintendent of police Antrip Sood said almost 15 people suffered burn injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital.

The police has assured a proper investigation for the cause of fire.

Sood said that a case of "unnatural death" had been registered and relevant sections of the IPC will be added depending upon the findings. A large group of students from other states had left early in the day which resulted into lesser casualty. As many as 15 fire brigades were deployed to the spot to control the blaze and the girls were admitted to a nearby hospital immediately. They are suffering from burns and suffocation. There were almost 50 tents and half of them were empty by Friday night.

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