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Major accident averted at Delhi Airport, pushback towing vehicle catches fire; Fire tenders at spot

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Major accident averted at Delhi Airport, pushback towing vehicle catches fire; Fire tenders at spot

New Delhi: In yet another major incident, fire erupts at cargo bay of Delhi airport as pushback towing vehicle burned. Fire tenders rushed at spot on time and able to douse the fire, a big disaster was avoided as numerous planes were near the cargo bay when the fire broke out.

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“On Friday at about 5:25 pm it came to notice that a pushback towing vehicle had caught fire at the cargo bay number 262 near celebi export barrier,” an airport official told sources.

Soon after, firefighters were called to the location and the fire was completely brought under control.”Fire brigade immediately reached the location and controlled the fire. Later at about 5:48 pm, the fire was fully controlled,” Delhi airport officials who were at the spot.

Notably, there were several passenger planes present at the time of the incident, loading baggage. A video which is in possession of ANI shows that at the time fire was reported, several passengers aircraft were near the fire site, but no damage has been reported. An internal investigation has been ordered by the concerned departments, including the Cargo Department for the fire incident.

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