Bhubaneswar: Eight persons were injured in a major fire that broke out at an Indian Oil Corporation petrol pump near Raj Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday, police said. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Major Fire Breaks Out at Chemical Factory in Meerut, 6 Fire Tenders on Spot
Two of the injured are critical and have been shifted to SCB Medical College and hospital in Cuttack, said L D Sahu, director of Capital Hospital, where the rest are being treated. Also Read - Odisha: Minor Girl Kidnapped, Gangraped For 22 Days; Two Arrested
“Our priority is to ensure that the fire does not spread to the two other tanks containing petrol and diesel,” Commissioner of Police S S Sarangi said.
Three fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the flames, Sarangi said.
The cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained, he added.
(With inputs from PTI)