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Image caption The fire ripped through tuition classes in the western state of Gujarat. At least 17 students have died as a fire ripped through their classrooms in India, officials said. Students were seen jumping and falling from the building in the western city of Sura as black smoke billowed from windows. Most of the victims were teenagers who had been studying at a tuition centre. The cause of the fire is not yet clear, but officials said the blaze spread through packed classrooms because of the material used in the roof. At least 20 others sustained serious injuries and are being treated in hospital in Gujarat. "The students lost their life both because of the fire and jumping out of t... Full story

24 May