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Two major blazes in Hyderabad cause panic

india Updated: May 11, 2010 23:25 IST
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Two major fires broke out in two areas of Hyderabad on Tuesday, causing panic among residents.

One person sustained burn injuries in the huge fire that broke out at petrol pump while the other fire in a storehouse of a company caused massive loss of property.

An oil tanker burst into flames at a petrol pump in Alwal area near the city outskirts in the evening. A few other vehicles were also gutted as huge flames engulfed the entire pump and even threatened the nearby houses.

Police and fire fighting personnel evacuated the residents while shops and other business establishments in the vicinity downed shutters as a precautionary measure. An employee of the pump was injured while other employees and customers ran for safety.

Police said the incident took place when fuel from the tanker was being pumped into the bunk. Some sparks from the tanker's engine is suspected to have caused the fire, in which about 10,000 litres of fuel was burnt.

Four fire engines brought the fire under control.

Police have booked a case against the petrol bunk owner for negligence which is believed to have led to the accident.

Earlier, a huge fire broke out in a storehouse of tents owned by a company in Khaja Nagar neighbourhood of Banjara Hills. Huge flames were threatening to engulf the nearby houses, creating a panic in the densely populated area. However, the fire services personnel brought the blaze under control.

An electrical short-circuit is believed to have caused the fire. The loss of property in the fire is estimated to be over Rs 50 lakh.

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