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Fire in Lengpui Airport in Mizoram, no casualty

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

A fire broke out in the air traffic control (ATC) tower at the in Mizoram, but flight operations would not be affected, a civil aviation official said here.

No casualty was reported in the blaze though some equipment were damaged, Civil Aviation Saidenga said.

The fire was noticed at around 9.30 am and it took half-an-hour to extinguish it, he told

The fire was suspected to have been caused by an electric short circuit inside the tower.

He said the flights would operate today as usual as alternative arrangements have been made for the ATC from a room inside the terminal building.

Three flights operate from the lone in the state located near here. While two connect and Kolkata, the third operates on the Aizawl-Guwahati-route.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 13:00 IST