Surat fire tragedy live updates: Death toll rises to 21; CM orders probe

At least 18 students were killed after a massive fire broke out in a building in Sarthana area of Surat on Friday. Gujarat CM has ordered an investigation into the incident and declared a help of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of children who died in this incident. Stay with the Times of India for latest updates.

A team of doctors from burn and trauma department of AIIMS Delhi has been constituted and put on alert.

Death toll in Gujarat building fire rises to 18, reports PTI.

Union Health Minister JP Nadda spoke to Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani regarding fire at a coaching centre in Surat and has assured all help, reports ANI.

Death toll in fire at a coaching centre in Sarthana rises to 17, reports ANI.

Official sources say some of the students were charred to death while some jumped off the building in panic and died as they fell.

Firefighters during the rescue operation.

Surat fire: PM asks Gujarat government to provide all assistance to those affected
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed anguish over the fire tragedy in Surat and asked the Gujarat government and local authorities to provide all possible assistance to those affected. At least 15 students of a coaching class were killed when they jumped off a commercial complex after it caught fire on Friday afternoon.

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