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West Bengal: Oil tankers catch fire near Indian Oil Corporation's depot in Siliguri

West Bengal: Oil tankers catch fire near Indian Oil Corporation's depot in Siliguri

India Blooms News Service | | 15 Jul 2017, 11:10 pm
Kolkata/Siliguri, Jul 15 (IBNS): At least five oil tankers of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) caught fire near IOCL's depot near New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station in Siliguri city in West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Saturday night, reports said.

According to reports, an oil tanker caught fire at around 8:30 pm. after a wheel explosion and soon the blaze spread to four other tankers, parked nearby.

More than 10 fire tender engines and local police have reached the scene and firemen are currently tackling the massive fire.

Till the last update came in, the fire has reached to few nearby houses.

"As IOCL's oil storage tank is located very close to the fire zone, we are trying our best to douse the blaze before it reaches to the storage area," a fire and emergency services official told IBNS.

After the fire started, police evacuated nearby areas and electricity has been blocked at the area to avoid further accident.

According to local police reports, no casualty has been reported so far.

(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha, Image: Facebook)