Huge fire in Vizag’s Duvvada SEZ

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Visakhapatnam, April 26 (IANS) A huge fire broke out at Duvvada Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near this Andhra Pradesh port city on Tuesday night, police said.

The fire erupted in Biomax company around 7.30 p.m and the flames could not be contained till 11 p.m.

According to eye witnesses, six oil tankers exploded due to the fire even as several fire engines rushed to bring the flames under control.

The fire, the cause of which is not yet known, is believed to have caused huge financial loss.

Human Resources Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao rushed to the scene to monitor the situation. He requested HPCL to send more fire tenders.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu also spoke to top district civil and police officials and also with naval authorities.

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