On Saturday, three girls died and some other injured following a fire broke out at a Rashtriya Shivir being held at Vedic Ashram in Rajkot’s Pransla village. The Rajkot collector Vikrant Pandey said that “Three causalities have been reported. Preliminary investigation revealed the deceased were locals in this camp attended by youngsters from across the country”.
It is a yearly event camp where school and college students are presented with nationalist ideas with army officers and soldiers delivering guest lectures. There were supposedly 16,000 participants in the camp. The Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani also had attended the event last week. The fire was reported following 11 pm on Friday in a section of tent allotted to the girls, as per the police. However, the reason behind the fire is yet to be discovered. On the other side, the flames have been doused and the situation is now in under control. The wounded people have been quickly taken to a nearby hospital. The superintendent of police and district collector reached the spot to review the situation. The Gujarat CM Rupani expressed condolences at the mishap and declared help of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the deceased girls. Rupani also ordered an inquiry into the matter.