Distressed to learn about loss of lives in Gujarat's godown fire: Prez

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New Delhi, Nov 4 (PTI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said he was distressed to learn about the loss of lives due to a fire in a godown in Ahmedabad.

At least nine labourers, three of them women, were killed when a portion of a chemical godown collapsed following a powerful explosion in Ahmedabad on Wednesday morning.

'Distressed to learn about the loss of lives in a fire that broke out in a godown in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. I wish speedy recovery for the injured,' Kovind tweeted.

Nine others were injured in the incident which took place on Pirana-Piplaj Road, an industrial area located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad city, officials said. PTI AKV NSD