Dot Com News Bureau
Rajbandh, 03 June 04:
A huge fire broke out at the Rajbandh terminal of Indian Oil this evening after a lightning struck a tanker with about 4500 kilo-liters of petrol. Although more than 50 fire engines from different fire fighting agencies & factories reached the spot, it took them about an hour to start combat of the fire. Huge flames & fumes are still engulfing the
surrounding till news last pour in.
The plant manager, Soumitra Banerjee told reporters, "It is hard to control the fire due to technical difficulties." The premises didn't have adequate space for free movement of fire fighting vehicles. The defence personnel from Indian Army & Air force from the Panagarh base have
cordoned the area. Fume guns were used to control the fire. According to fire fighting personnel, 7-8 hours will be needed to control the fire. However, no casualties have been reported.
The police super of the district, K. C. Meena informed, "the 12no. tanker of the IOC terminal was ignited due to a lightning. The security personnel have rushed to the area & the situation is under control." The super also rushed to Rajbandh.