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One Killed, Six Injured In Massive Fire At A High-rise Residential Building In Ahmedabad

A massive fire broke out at a residential building in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad on Friday’s afternoon. The fire broke out at the Ganesh Genesis building located in the Gota locality of Ahmedabad. The building is located off the SG Highway, which links Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar.

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According to the report of NEWS18, Fire broke out on the fifth floor of the 11-story Ganesh Genesis building on the Gota-Jagatpur Road. Around 30 people were initially trapped in the Ahmedabad building fire. All are safely rescued. Unfortunately, a woman was killed and six persons have got injured.

Local news channel TV9 Gujarati reported that the fire brigade had to use ropes to rescue people since the hydraulic ladder that is usually used to rescue people from building failed to work.

According to India TV Associate Editor Nirnay Kapoor, the fire broke out due to a short circuit at an apartment in the building. Nearly all flats from 5th to 10th floor in the building were engulfed in flames.

Fire officials had given the spot and rescue operations are on. The fire had also spread to nearby flats in the high-rise construction due to winds.

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