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Fuel tanker catches fire at eastern Indian airport

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New Delhi: A major fire tragedy was averted at the International Airport in the Eastern Indian city of Kolkata on Wednesday, 18th Oct 2017 after a fuel tanker went up in flames at the old apron where planes are re-fueled, officials said.
There have been no casualties or any damage to any aircraft at the apron. “The operations at the busy Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport are also not affected,” a senior fire official said.
“The fire engulfed the fuel tanker parked in front of the apron at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in minutes. Fire tenders have been pressed into service to contain the flames,” he said.
A probe has been ordered into the incident, the official added.
This is the second fire in the past one month. On Sept. 14, an inferno engulfed a boarding gate at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. However, the fire was put out soon and there were no casualties.

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