At least three girls died and few others injured after a fire broke out at Rashtra Katha Shibir in Gujarat's Pransla on Friday night. The incident occurred at Rajkot district's Pransla village 360km from capital Gandhinagar.
"The blaze erupted in shibir's women section and spread rapidly, killing three persons," District Collector Vikrant Pandey said. A team of National Disaster Response Force and Fire Brigade rescued several people from the site, Pandey said.
Rajkot (Rural) Superintendent of Police Antrip Sood said the deceased were teenage girls. Nearly 15 people suffered burn injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital, Sood said.
The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital, reported ANI. The flames have been extinguished and the situation is under control.
Shri Vedic Mission Trust has been organizing ten days youth camp at Pransala for the past 18 years under the Rashtra Katha Shivir series. The camp aims to provide a platform for orientation and nurturing of youth in various disciplines such as National Integration, Social Harmony and Religious harmony and Martial Arts, to mention a few.
This year, the 18th Rashtra Katha Shibir was attended by 16000 children between 8 to 18 years age.