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Surat fire tragedy: Coaching Centre owner arrested

Gujarat police have arrested owner of tuition class Bhargav Bhutani in connection with Surat fire tragedy. At least 20 children mostly teenage girls died and 16 others injured in a major fire tragedy in Takshshila complex yesterday- where the tuition class was running. The fire broke out in the Smart design Studio tuition class where children were taking drawing and art classes.

It was situated on the third to top floor of the 3 storied Takshshila Arcade. Fire Brigade sources said that they received a call at around 4 pm and fire was controlled in around 2 hours. The injured children have been admitted in Municipal and other nearby hospitals.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also rushed to the spot last night to overview the rescue and treatment of injured children. He ordered a high-level inquiry in the incident. The State Government has announced Rs 4 lakh cash assistance to the families of each victim.

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