Surat Fire: Meet the 'hero' who saved life of 10 students
Surat : In a brave act, Ketan Jorawadia emerged out as a real life hero who saved life of at least 10 students from the burning coaching class in Surat.
Takshashila Arcade in a commercial complex was gutted into fire with several students trapped inside and people watching the whole incident with helpless eyes. While, some people chose to become a mute spectator, Ketan decided to get in the building and try his best to save the lives.
20 students were killed in the tragic incident, but thankfully Ketan helped in saving the lives of 10 students.
Talking to ANI, Ketan said: “There was smoke. I could not figure out what to do. Meanwhile, a girl fell to the ground while trying to escape the blaze.”
That was the triggering point for Ketan.
“I felt pained when I saw a 13-year-old falling on the ground. I was able to see the accident.”
“I took the ladder. First helped the children get out of the place, managed to save 8-10 students from the back side of the building. Later I managed to rescue two more students. I rescued as many students as I could have,” he further told ANI.
His act is now getting praise from all over on the social media.
Expressing dismay over the nonchalant attitude of the local administration, Jorawadia said: “Fire brigade reached around 40-45 minutes after the fire took place. They took some time in parking fire tenders.”
“Fire brigade people did not have sufficient equipment. If they were having something like a net, some students could have saved their lives by jumping on it,” he said.
According to a local, “Ketan is a hero for those who were rescued. For the families whose members cannot be saved, he is a symbol of assurance.”