Chandrapur: A huge fire broke out in the labor camp of Chandrapur Government Medical College Pagalbaba Nagar on Wednesday evening due to the explosion of a LPG cylinder.
There were no immediate reports of any casualties due to the explosion or fire. However, many cabins built to house the entire labor force have been burnt to ashes due to the explosion. A new building of Chandrapur GMCH is being constructed within an area of 25 hectares at Pagalbaba Nagar on the outskirts of Chandrapur city.
Sources have also told that people living in Pagalbaba Nagar on the outskirts of the city. Chandrapur have also heard the sounds of many explosions. Where the building of this medical college is being built around 8 o’clock in the night. And many people present on the spot have also claimed that one of the many LPG cylinders used by laborers for cooking food exploded. While cooking dinner in one of the LPG cylinders.
Fire brigade sent to the spot
The massive fire spread only after the LPG cylinder exploded. And eyewitnesses in Pagalbaba Nagar have claimed to have seen the flames from a long distance after the explosions of this LPG cylinder. However, since it is a restricted area, no person is allowed to enter the premises.
However, it is not yet clear why this public access is restricted to the under-construction building. The fire brigade was sent to the spot by the Chandrapur Municipal Corporation to control the blast. Tehsildar Nilesh Gaud and Dean Dr Ashok Nitnavre were on the spot to inspect the damage.
For this construction of the GMCH campus. There are more than 100 workers deployed by the construction company and 44 cabins live within 25 hectares. It is not yet confirmed whether any worker has died or any worker has been injured. Due to this explosion and the fire that followed.
After this explosion, there was a huge crowd of people at the gate of GMCH. The police were also called to the spot after the explosion took place. Dr Ashok Nitnavre, the dean present at the site, opened fire at the construction site and confirmed the explosion. However, he has said that the damage caused due to this explosion and fire has not been assessed at this time.