Gujarat: 18 teenage students killed in Surat building fire

SURAT: A massive fire engulfed a four-storey commercial complex in Surat on Friday, killing 18 teenage students at a coaching centre, many of whom jumped and fell to their deaths while some were suffocated, officials said.

Several injuries were also reported.

TV channels showed horrific scenes at the Takshashila Complex in Sarthana area where the building is located, as students tried to save themselves by jumping out of windows.

“Eighteen students have died either due to suffocation or jumping from the building when fire engulfed the commercial

complex,” Gujarat Minister of State for Health Kishor Kanani said. (AGENCIES)