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Fire kills 27 at amusement park full with children in India

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Smoke and flames engulfs India amusement park, killing at least 27

Fire engulfed an amusement park in western India on Saturday, 25 May, killing at least 27 people including several children, according to officials.

The blaze broke out at a park that is usually packed with families in Rajkot in Gujarat state.

Police commissioner Raju Bhargava said that the fire was under control and a rescue operation was underway.

Authorities said they had detained the owner and the manager of the amusement park for questioning as they launched an investigation into the cause.

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