Fire at MCL’s Lingaraj coal stockyard

Bhubaneswar: A major fire which broke out at the Lingaraj stockyard of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) has ravaged coal worth lakhs of rupees.

Sources said, the fire which was noticed by labourers of the stockyard three days back, is yet to be brought under control.

“The MCL is busy celebrating mines safety week and thousands of tonnes of coal have been reduced to ashes at the yard. This shows how the authorities are serious about the safety and security of the coal mines,” said Bajrang Agrawal, a mines worker.

“The authorities must take immediate action to douse the fire. But who will bell the cat?” asked he.

Meanwhile, the MCL officials have rejected such a claim.

“It is a regular phenomenon and we have been dealing with such situations on a regular basis,” Sanjay Jha, project officer, Lingaraj stockyard said.