Vijay Rupani, the chief minister of Gujarat, ordered a fire safety audit in school, colleges, and institutions after a massive fire that destroyed a 4 story building in Sarthana which also killed 19 students.
Many students jumped out of the windows of the building and were killed due to the injuries they attained from falling down, and others were suffocated.
After CM Rupani visited the complex, he ordered a fire safety audit that will allow the Gujarat government to know if schools, institutions, and colleges have proper equipment and facilities that will be used during an emergency.
The fire safety audit will also be done in hospitals, malls, and all commercial buildings that are located in the state.
CM Rupani said, “Nineteen youngsters, all in their 20s, have died in the fire incident here. I’m told these youngsters were trapped in the building as the fire destroyed the staircase. Around three to four died after they jumped off the building.”
He added, “We have already ordered an inquiry into the incident. To avoid such tragic incidents, I have asked officials to conduct a fire safety audit of all schools, colleges, hospitals, malls, and other commercial buildings. We will check if they have proper fire fighting equipment.”
The fire department of the state is currently trying to figure out how the fire broke out in the building.