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Massive Fire breaks out at a high rise apartment in Ahmedabad

25 rescued after massive fire breaks out at Ganesh Genesis high rise apartment in Ahmedabad

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A massive fire broke out in a residential building in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 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. The Fire broke out on the 5th-6th floor of the building. Fire officials had reached the spot and rescue operations are on.

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As reported by a source to India Today, The fire broke out on the fourth and fifth floors of the building. Around 30 people were initially trapped in the Ahmedabad building fire. All are safely rescued. However, two people suffered injuries and their condition is serious.

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 operate.

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.

The blaze had also spread to adjacent flats in the high rise building due to winds.

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