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Guj Cong dubs Surat fire incident as murder, asks CM to quit

Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda Saturday visited Surat to meet the bereaved kin of 22 students who were killed in a massive fire in a commercial complex in the city s Sarthana area, and claimed it was not an accident but murder due to negligence of the administration . Congress leader Hardik Patel too termed the incident as murder and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. Apart from Chavda, leader of the opposition in the state Assembly, Paresh Dhanani also visited the city Saturday morning and took part in the last rites of the deceased students. On Friday afternoon, a blaze in the four-storeyed Takshashila Enclave killed 22 students of a coaching institute imparting art and craft training. While most were charred to death, some lost their lives after jumping off the higher floors to escape the fire, police said. The administration regularises risky construction in existing buildings in the name of impact fee. Due to corruption, 22 ...

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