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Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has ordered a probe into the fire mishap triggered by an explosion at a filling station near Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

Taking to Twitter, Pradhan said, “After learning about the mishap, I have directed the secretary of the petroleum and natural gas department to inquire into it.”


The Union Minister also held discussion with senior officials of the Odisha government and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and instructed them to submit the probe report at the earliest.

Pradhan also wished speedy recovery for those injured in the mishap.

As per the latest reports, nine persons were injured in the mishap. They were rushed to the Capital Hospital in the city. Later, 2 critically injured persons were shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Uma Shankar Das said no casualty has been reported in the mishap so far. “Reason behind fire is yet to be ascertained. The road connecting AG square to Governor House has been sealed while locals have been asked not to venture out of their houses,” he added.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced free medical treatment of people injured in the fire accident at the petrol pump and wished their speedy recovery.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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