How Rajkot Gaming Zone Turns Into Death Zone Claiming 28 Lives including Children???

Rajkot, Gujarat, May 26, 2024 – A devastating fire that broke out at the TRP Gaming Zone in Rajkot, claiming the lives of over 27 people, most of them were children. This tragic incident has shocked the community and raised serious concerns about safety standards in public entertainment venues.

The fire, which erupted yesterday, spread rapidly through the gaming zone. Initial rescue efforts were hampered by the intensity of the blaze, which left little time for those inside to escape. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but preliminary reports might suggest multiple safety violations contributed to the tragedy.

Exclusive Details as Uncovered till now suggests that:

  1. Lack of Fire NOC: The building did not possess the required Fire No Objection Certificate (NOC), a fundamental safety requirement.
  2. No Permits for Rides: The facility lacked proper permits for its amusement rides.
  3. No Application to Fire Department: Authorities confirmed that no application had been filed with the Fire Department, indicating a complete oversight in safety protocol.
  4. Faulty Fire-Fighting Equipment: The fire-fighting equipment at the gaming zone was found to be non-functional & wrapped.
  5. Construction Issues: The gaming zone was built under a tin shed with extensive use of wood, making it highly flammable.
  6. Electrical Hazards: Most of the gaming machines operated on electricity, which may have exacerbated the fire.
  7. Instantly Flammable Materials: Painted tyres and acrylic-painted wood used in the structure caught fire quickly, contributing to the rapid spread of flames.
  8. Structural Collapse: The dome of the building collapsed during the fire, causing additional fatalities.
  9. There is only one entry & exit point in the building

Government Response:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep concern over the incident, emphasizing the need for stringent safety measures. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel visited AIIMS Rajkot to meet the injured victims and their families. He announced the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incident and demanded a detailed report within 24 hours.

In response to the tragedy, 30 ICU beds have been prepared at AIIMS Rajkot to provide medical care to the injured. Authorities have also booked the owners of the TRP Gaming Zone for negligence. Both the manager & the director of the gaming zone are arrested

As the community grieves, the investigation continues to uncover the full extent of the lapses that led to this catastrophic event. This tragedy highlights the critical importance of adhering to safety regulations in public spaces to prevent such disasters.