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Who’s to blame for Rajkot game zone tragedy? Probe begins, four held

Updated: May 26th, 2024

Rajkot Fire

Four people were reportedly booked by Rajkot police after a massive fire broke out in the city’s TRP Game Zone, which claimed 28 lives, including several children.

According to Police Commissioner Raju Bhargav, the owner of this game zone is an individual named Yuvraj Jadeja. However, he had rented out the space to another operator, who is currently absconding following the accident.

In addition, reports emerged that 30–40 staff members of the game zone fled the scene after the incident.

It is said that a significant number of the deceased were from Rajkot’s Gondal region. Currently, all the dead bodies have been shifted to Rajkot Civil Hospital.

A preliminary investigation suggests that most of the dead were children.

Authorities active after fatal Rajkot incident

Orders were issued to close all game zones in Rajkot. A thorough scrutiny will be conducted at all gaming zones in the city.

The state government has announced monetary assistance of ₹4 lakh to the families of the deceased and ₹50,000 to the injured. In addition, a special investigation team (SIT) has been constituted to investigate the entire incident.

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