At least 25 people died, several of them children, in a large fire at a gaming complex in western Indiareported official sources who continue to search for possible victims in the facilities destroyed by the fire.

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“The fire is under control. We are trying to recover as many bodies as possible. So far, around 25 bodies have been recovered and sent to hospital for further investigation.“Police Commissioner Raju Bhargava said in a statement to the media.

The tragedy took place this Saturday, May 25, at TRP Game Zone, an entertainment complex in the city of Rajkot, in the state of Gujarat, with multiple play areas, mainly for children and young people.

The owners of the facilities were taken to the police station to be questioned, according to the Police, who at the moment do not know the cause of the fire.

In a statement to the newspaper India Express, the district administrator, Prabhav Joshi, assured that the majority of the victims were children, although he did not specify details.

“Vapors are still emanating from the rubble and we fear more people may be trapped underneath.””he added.

Rajkot Mayor Nayna Pedhadiya said the playground, a two-story tin sheet shed, did not have a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the municipal fire department.

“We are going to investigate how such a large playground worked without a fire NOC and we are witnessing its consequences (…) This is not a minor incident,” Pedhadiya said from the scene of the tragedy.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “Extremely distressed by the fire in Rajkot“, while ensuring that local authorities are paying all possible attention to the injured and the families of the victims.

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