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At least 20 killed in massive game zone fire in Gujarat’s Rajkot, more feared dead

At least 20 people including children were killed in a massive fire that broke out at a game zone in Gujarat’s Rajkot city on Saturday evening.

A relief and rescue operation is underway.

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel had instructed officials to prioritize arrangements for immediate treatment of the injured.

“Instructions have been given to the Municipal Corporation and the administration for immediate rescue and relief operations in the fire incident in the game zone in Rajkot. It has also instructed to prioritize arrangements for immediate treatment of the injured,” Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said.

“I cannot ascertain the reason behind the fire. It’s a matter of investigation. Rescue operations are underway and several fire engines have been deployed. We will speak to fire brigade officials to discuss what action should be taken,” Rajkot Police Commissioner Raju Bhargav said to media.

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