Fire breaks out at amusement park, killing at least 27 people including children

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A huge fire has broken out at an amusement park in western India, leaving at least 20 people dead.

The blaze happened at the park in the city of Rajkot in Gujarat state, with the cause of the fire being investigated.

Police Commissioner Raju Bhargava said the flames were now under control and 20 bodies had been recovered.

The scene of the fire which has left at least 20 people dead. Pic: AP
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The scene of the fire which has left at least 20 people dead. Pic: AP

Mr Bhargava said police will file a case of negligence against the owner of the park.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on X that he was “extremely distressed by the fire mishap in Rajkot”.

“My thoughts are with all those who have lost their loved ones,” he added.

“Prayers for the injured.”

Some 20 bodies were recovered. Pic: AP
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Some 20 bodies were recovered. Pic: AP

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