Major Fire Breaks Out at Petrol Pump Near Odisha’s Raj Bhavan
A major fire broke out at the Indian Oil Corporation petrol pump near Odisha’s Raj Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. As many as eight people suffered injuries. Two of them are critical and being treated at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Rest of the injured people are getting treatment at Capital Hospital, said its director LD Sahu.
“Our priority is to ensure that the fire does not spread to the two other tanks containing petrol and diesel,” Commissioner of Police SS Sarangi said.
Sarangi added that three fire tenders were present to douse the flames. He also asked the IOCL to immediately evacuate the remaining fuel in the two tankers.
The cause of fire is yet to be discovered.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced that the state government will bear all the expenses of treatment of the injured.
“Fire extinguished and situation under control at the petrol pump near Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced free medical treatment for persons injured in the incident,” the Odisha Chief Minister’s Office said in a statement.
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