3 injured in W India pipeline fire

3 injured in W India pipeline fire
# 05 December 2012 04:13 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Three people have been injured in a fire that broke out on a stretch of a pipeline in western India, APA reports quoting Press TV.


The fire started at a section of the Indian Oil Corporation's Salaya-Mathura crude oil pipeline located about 90 kilometers from Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

Before the fire a blast was heard in the area, which officials say might have been caused by a puncture in the pipeline.

"It was a major fire spread over an area of at least 500 meters. The fire brigade teams… rushed to the spot. People staying in nearby villages were also warned about the incident and were asked to keep off the pipeline passing through the village," a senior official of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services said.

More than 20 firefighting vehicles were sent to the area to extinguish the flames.

"Many of the villagers rushed to witness the fire. The injured were from Rudatal village… The villagers immediately informed the authorities. The fire was contained after four hours of continuous operation," a local resident said.

The three injured people were taken to a hospital in Ahmedabad.

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