Bhubaneswar: At least 19 children were killed in a major fire mishap that broke out at a coaching centre in Sarthana area of Surat on Friday.
Many others were still said to be trapped inside the four-storey building.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his anguish.
“Extremely anguished by the fire tragedy in Surat. My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. Have asked the Gujarat government and local authorities to provide all possible assistance to those affected,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered an investigation into the incident and also declared financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of deceased children.