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Indore: Administration seals Laxmi petrol pump at GPO Square post fire breakout

A show-cause notice has been issued to the regional manager and assistant manager (sales) of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited. The petrol pump was refueling petrol for customers while refilling petrol from a tanker to the underground tank when the fire broke out.

Staff Reporter | Updated on: Wednesday, May 04, 2022, 12:13 AM IST

Officials inspecting the petrol pump on Tuesday morning |
Officials inspecting the petrol pump on Tuesday morning |
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Indore (Madhya Pradesh): The district administration on Tuesday morning sealed the petrol pump after finding safety lapses at the petrol pump where fire broke out on Monday afternoon.

On the instructions of Collector Manish Singh, ADM Pawan Jain rushed to the spot on Tuesday morning and inspected the area. In the primary investigation he found that the safety measures were not sufficient following which he ordered the seal of the petrol pump.

Nonetheless, a panic-like situation prevailed after the fire broke out there near on Monday afternoon.

According to reports, the fire broke out while the tank of the petrol pump was refilled. The employees showed their activeness and averted a major incident. They controlled the fire within a few minutes using fire extinguishers. No casualties were reported in the incident.

According to sources, the incident occurred at around 12.30 pm. The tank of the petrol pump was being filled during which fire broke out.

The tanker truck driver also took immediate action and removed the tanker from the spot. A person at the petrol pump, however, denied the fire incident and said that it was just a mock drill. The fire brigade also was not informed about the incident.

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Published on: Tuesday, May 03, 2022, 01:59 PM IST