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Posted at: Apr 3, 2017, 5:04 PM; last updated: Apr 3, 2017, 5:59 PM (IST)

Tragedy averted as fire breaks out at Jalandhar’s PSPTL scrap yard

Tragedy averted as fire breaks out at Jalandhar’s PSPTL scrap yard
The fire being extinguished. Tribune photo

Rachna Khaira

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 3

A major tragedy was averted on Monday as fire broke out at the Punjab State Power Transmission Limited (PSPTL) scrap yard adjoining the Indian Oil dump here. No loss of life was reported.                     

Transformers filled with highly-inflammable transformer oil exploded. Army and Air Force officials were roped in to douse the fire. The transformers were covered with foam solution to cool them.

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The situation was brought under control and hundreds of lives saved.

Newly appointed Police Commissioner Pravin Sinha reached the spot and took stock of the rescue operation.                                             


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