Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh: After Kerala’s Puttingal Devi Temple and thereafter Delhi’s Museum building, now the third big incident in India of fire is seen in Visakhapatnam, where a huge fire broke out at a biodiesel unit, which is located near the port city of Visakhapatnam in the State of Andhra Pradesh. It was yesterday, on Tuesday, 26th April, the said incident occurred in night time. Thank to God! as there is reports of casualties.
Soon the instances of such fire breaking out in the said biodiesel unit are came to the knowledge, the fire tenders were rushed towards the spot, and reportedly, it is around 40 fire engines were sent for controlling the said fire. As per the Police information, the said fire blaze was started in the facilities of a company called Biomax in the Duvvada SEZ- Special Economic Zone and about 7: 30 PM in the evening time, yesterday.
Moreover, it is brought to the knowledge that there were in all eighteen tanks of fuel and also raw materials at the facility, and the fire caught in twelve of those eighteen tanks. Moreover, as it was seen in today’s morning time by the Navy aircraft on an aerial recce over the facility that the eight tanks from amongst those are still ablaze. As such the unit has been burning from yesterday’s night till today and even in some areas till now.
Notably, as per the fire experts, the said fuel in the tanks need to be burnt out before the blaze can be put out. Even the instances of blasts also experienced, as shown by the eye witnesses, who said around 6 oil tankers exploded due to fire.
However, it was pointed that there were about fifteen employees at the factory, but all of them were managed to escape the unit within time and now reportedly are safe. Notably, till now as the fire tenders are still busy to fight against fire, there is no explanation with them as to how the said fire was caused.
Moreover, it is believed till the time that the said tragedy would have resulted in the huge loss of around Rs. 120 crores.