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How the TRP gamezone in Rajkot caught fire? CCTV footage revealed

Updated: May 27th, 2024

Among the many questions that strike one’s mind is what caused the giant blaze on the evening of May 25 that led to the Rajkot game zone tragedy. What were the initial measures taken to prevent the fire from spreading? How did the game zone engulfed in flames within 30 minutes? 

The reason behind the inferno at the game was revealed via CCTV footage, showing the initial moments of the disaster. The video depicted a spark originating from welding work in the extension area, igniting plywood and wooden sheets, fueling the blaze.

Efforts to placate the blaze failed despite using available fire extinguishers. The workers involved in the repairing work tried to prevent the fire but due to the absence of a robust fire safety system, the spread of fire was inevitable.

Gujarat High Court 

The Gujarat High Court had taken cognizance of the incident and sought reports from the game zones established in the state’s four major cities - Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot, and Surat.

The municipal corporations of these four cities will file reports in the high court today. Chief Justice Biren Vaishnav and Devan Desai will hear the case. The lawyers have already refused to contest the accused’s case.

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