Property worth lakh gutted in petrol pump fire

Kendrapara: Panic gripped Garadpur area after an office of a petrol pump here was engulfed in flames late on Thursday night leading to loss of property worth over a lakh of rupees and injuring a person seriously.

The victim has been identified as Chitta Ranjan Sahoo.

Sources said he has been admitted to a private hospital in Cuttack and his condition is stated to be critical.

Though exact reason of the fire is yet to ascertained, short-circuit is believed to be the main reason behind the accident, sources added.

On being informed, fire officials rushed to spot and doused the flame.