After Surat tragedy, 9,395 buildings get Gujarat govt notice for fire safety
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After Surat tragedy, 9,395 buildings get Gujarat govt notice for fire safety

By Dna calender  27-May-2019

After Surat tragedy, 9,395 buildings get Gujarat govt notice for fire safety

Two days after a tragic fire incident ended up killing 22 students, the state has issued notices to 9,395 buildings across Gujarat for lack of fire safety. The state had formed 713 teams made up of 2,055 officials to check for fire safety in various buildings across Gujarat including tuition classes, hospitals and various other private buildings following the Surat incident.
Total 22 students were killed after some of them jumped from the fourth floor of the building to escape the fire in Surat. Several others died either due to burn injuries or suffocation. The owners of the 9,395 buildings have been asked to respond within three days failing which they will be sealed, chief secretary JN Singh told media persons at a press conference.He added that 1123 coaching classes have also been issued show cause notice for fire safety compliance. “The state government will soon hold a meeting to decide the short term, mid-term and long term steps needed to be taken to avoid such incidents in the future. We are working towards overhauling the fire safety infrastructure across the state,” said Singh.

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