Rajkot game zone fire left 28 people dead; Gujarat HC calls it man-made disaster

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Four children under the age of 12 were among the 28 persons killed in the massive fire that swept through a game zone in Gujarat's Rajkot, teeming with people enjoying a summer vacation outing on Saturday evening.

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The bodies were charred beyond recognition. The DNA samples of the bodies and the victim's relatives have been collected for identification of the deceased.

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The investigations revealed that the TRP game zone had been operating illegally in a residential area for four years without the necessary No Objection Certificate (NOC).

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Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel visited the incident site at Nana-Mava road on Sunday morning and a hospital where the injured persons were admitted.

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CM Bhupendra Patel has announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to each injured.

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A special bench of the Gujarat High Court on Sunday took suo motu cognizance of the fire accident, said it was prima facie a "man-made disaster."