Rajkot Gaming Zone Fire: 20, Including Children, Killed at TRP Game Zone

Rajkot Gaming Zone Fire: 20, Including Children, Killed at TRP Game Zone

Rajkot Gaming Zone Fire: 20, Including Children, Killed at TRP Game Zone

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Rajkot, Gujarat — In a devastating incident on Saturday afternoon, at least 20 people, including children, lost their lives in a massive fire that engulfed the TRP game zone in Rajkot. The fire broke out unexpectedly, causing chaos and panic among the visitors.

Rajkot Police Commissioner Raju Bhargava confirmed the tragic loss, stating, “Around 20 bodies have been recovered and sent to the hospital for further investigation. The fire, which started in the afternoon, is now under control. Rescue operations are ongoing as we attempt to retrieve as many bodies as possible. A thorough investigation will be conducted.”

The TRP game zone is owned by Yuvraj Singh Solanki. Commissioner Bhargava announced that negligence charges would be filed, and further investigations will commence following the rescue operations.

Fire brigade vehicles and ambulances rushed to the scene, with rescue operations in full swing. Fire Station Officer R.A. Joban reported the ongoing efforts: “We are bringing down bodies from both sides, but we cannot yet confirm the exact number. The search operation continues.”

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has pledged ₹4 lakh to the families of the deceased and ₹50,000 to those injured. In a statement on Twitter, the CM announced the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incident comprehensively.

Reports indicated that smoke from the blaze was visible from up to 3 kilometers away. The cause of the fire remains unknown, but Fire Officer I.V. Kher noted the challenges faced by the firefighting teams due to the collapse of a temporary structure and high wind velocity.

“Efforts to douse the fire are ongoing. We have not received any messages about missing persons. The temporary structure collapse and wind are making the firefighting operation difficult,” said Kher.

Despite the tragedy, rescue teams have managed to save 15 to 20 children from the game zone, according to various reports. The incident marks a first in Rajkot’s history where children have perished in such a fire.

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has directed the municipal corporation and administrative officials to expedite rescue and relief operations. BJP MLA Darshita Shah expressed her sorrow, stating, “This is a very sad incident. The rescue team is doing its best to manage the situation.”

The investigation continues as authorities work to determine the cause of the fire and ensure such a tragedy does not occur again.