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Fire breaks out at an LPG bottling plant in Cherlapally

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A massive fire broke out at an LPG bottling plant in Cherlapally here tonight.

No one was injured in the incident, said police.

According to Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat, at least 40 gas cylinders exploded in the incident.

"Fire broke out at around 8.30 pm. 40 gas cylinders exploded...Three fire engines were pressed into service and the flames have been brought under control...The situation is under control. Locals in the surrounding areas were shifted to safer places," Bhagwat told PTI.

A senior fire department official, based on preliminary investigation said, the fire broke out while refilling gas causing of cylinders.

"Fire has been completed extinguished...There are no casualties," he said.

Probe is on to ascertain the exact reason behind the fire, said a civic official.

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 23:07 IST