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Jaipur Blaze Toll 12, Three More Bodies Recovered

Three days after a massive fire broke out at the IOC fuel depot near Jaipur, the flames died down in five of the 11 storage tanks even as three more bodies were recovered from the

PTI [ Updated: November 02, 2009 11:45 IST ]
jaipur blaze toll 12 three more bodies recovered
jaipur blaze toll 12 three more bodies recovered

Three days after a massive fire broke out at the IOC fuel depot near Jaipur, the flames died down in five of the 11 storage tanks even as three more bodies were recovered from the site on Sunday morning, taking the toll to twelve. 

 
The first bodies belonged to two missing Indian oil employees, Kripa Ram and Ram Nivas, officials said. The third body belonged to one Mohan Lal. It was found from the debris of an invrter factory which was gutted in the fire.

Chief Fire Officer Ishwarlal Jat said that the flames in four tanks died in the wee hours and in the fifth one on Saturday afternoon.

The fires in the remaining six tanks -- three each of diesel and petrol -- and the thick black smoke emanating from them would probably die down by Sunday evening as the fuel quantity was constantly declining, he said.

Police said the three bodies recovered from the site in Sitapura Industrial area on Saturday morning have been identified as that of IOC employees Harish Gangal, S K Saroh and Pramod Kumar, SHO Sanganer Sadar police station Subodh Sharma said.

Meanwhile, the sudden sound of a siren in the industrial area on Saturday  created a flutter and panic as residents came out of their houses and security personnel of the IOC and policemen rushed to nearby stations, police said.

Later it was detected that the sound came from a IOC-gas pipeline station due to the low pressure created, they said, adding there was no untoward incident. 

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