Leaking Gas from Highway Catches Fire, Halts Traffic
Monday, 09 August 2010

A leak in the underground gas line on Monday morning has led to natural gas leaking out from the surface of the Kaliakoir-Nabinagar highway at Gazipur's Zirani, and catching fire.

The leaking gas caught fire at around 10am halting traffic. The fire service went to the location and put out the blaze and restricted vehicle movement on the east side of the road.

Engineer Mohammed Abdul Wahab, local manager of Titas Gas' Savar branch, said that gas is leaking from a half-kilometre stretch on the eastern side of the road.

He also said the panic arose in the area due to the fire.

Dhaka Export Processing Zone(DEPZ) fire service's senior station officer Mohammed Aktaruzzaman confirmed details of the incident with bdnews24.com.

"Traffic has been halted on the road's eastern side to avoid accidents. Vehicles are travelling on the western side," Aktaruzzaman added.

Mohammed Abdul Wahab also said that a maintenance team has reached the location around 10am and started repairs which he hopes will be completed by the evening."

Source: bdnews24.com

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