Bhubaneswar: The restriction which has been imposed in the adjacent area of Indian Oil petrol pump near Raj Bhavan following the blast will remain in force till 2PM Thursday, said twin city police commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi.
“The salvage operation to remove remaining LPG gas was completed by 6:30 AM today. The operation to remove petrol and diesel is still underway”, tweeted Sarangi.
Sarangi further tweeted that since the site is very much active, security precautions and restrictions on road traffic will continue till we declare the place safe. We expect the operations to end by 2 PM today.
Unfortunately, a day after the petrol pump blast incident near Raj Bhawan Bhubaneswar, a man who had sustained critical burn injuries in the explosion breathed his last Thursday morning, while undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital Cuttack.
The deceased has been identified as Satya Nayak of Ganjam district. He had sustained over 60 percent burn injuries in the fire mishap and was admitted to the trauma intensive care unit (ICU) of the SCBMCH.
Notably, a major fire broke out at the petrol pump Wednesday, after an underground CNG storage tank caught fire which led to a severe explosion, thereby critically injuring about nine persons.
On the other hand, the areas surrounding the petrol pump has been declared safe from any potential hazard, informed Director General of Police (Fire Service) Satyajit Mohanty this morning.
Earlier, in a late night operation, an IOCL team removed the LPG gas from the tanker that was at the site of Wednesday’s massive gas explosion at Bhubaneswar’s Rajbhawan filling station that injured several people, the DG Fire Services, Satyajit Mohanty informed in a tweet.