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Photo gallery: Gut-wrenching images of Surat fire tragedy that claimed 20 lives

Zee Media Bureau | May 25, 2019, 12:04 PM IST
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Surat fire incident, which claimed 20 lives including 19 teenagers, was triggered by an electrical short circuit in the building. (IANS photo)

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The fire began downstairs due to the short circuit and soon spread up. The coaching centre was run on the top floor of the building and a wooden staircase served as the only entry and exit route. The blaze soon engulfed the wooden staircase, blocking the escape points. (ANI Photo)

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Gut-wrenching videos show students trying to jump off from the fourth floor of the building in an attempt to escape the fire, some of whom fell to their deaths. (ANI photo)

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Many others, trapped in the building, died due to burn injuries and asphyxiation. Most of those who died were in the age group of 14 to 17 years. (IANS Photo)

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Policeman and fire personnel bring out burned bodies of people trapped inside a building after a fire broke out on the second floor of a building in Sarthana area of Surat on Friday. (ANI Photo)

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Smoke billows from the Taxshila Complex after a fire engulfed the third and fourth floor of the coaching centre. (PTI Photo)

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Fire brigade douses Takshashila Arcade blazing in fire after a fire broke out on the top floor of the building. (ANI Photo)

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VIDEO GRAB: Smoke billows from the Taxshila Complex as vehicles ply on the road, in Surat, on May 24, 2019. (PTI Photo)

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The bodies of the victims who were killed after a massive fire broke out at a coaching centre atop a four-storey building, in Sarthana area of Gujarat's Surat arrive at SMIMER hospital, in Surat on May 24, 2019. 17 students were killed in the incident. (Photo: IANS)

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