Ahmedabad : 9 dead in fire at textile godown on Piplaj Road, rescue operation going on

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Ahmedabad: So far 9 people have died due to a fire in a textile warehouse in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on Wednesday. According to reports, these deaths have occurred due to a part of the building fell in the fire. It is being told that some people may still be buried under the debris. At the same time, the condition of some people hospitalized remains critical.

Three people were rescued from the fire in this warehouse located at Nanukaka Estate on Piplaj Road, Ahmedabad. According to the news, the number of people who died in this accident may increase. According to the head of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Service, the explosion in the nearby chemical unit first took place after which the building of this textile warehouse collapsed and caught fire. 12 firefighters are trying to extinguish the fire. Sources say that there was no fire safety system in this unit.

According to locals, the first 5 consecutive blasts took place in the chemical unit. The clothes warehouse owner alleges that this chemical factory was being run illegally. At present, forensic investigation of the incident is also going on with relief and rescue work. Fire Department official Jayesh Khadia said that 12 people were taken out of the debris and taken to LG Hospital.

He said that the building on Pirana-Piplaj road had a blast due to fire. A warehouse was built in this building itself. The hospital said in a statement that out of the 12 injured, four were declared dead as soon as they were brought there and the other eight are undergoing treatment.

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