Major fire destroys cottonseeds worth 15 cr
Ongole, March 8 (INN): In a major fire mishap which occurred at Brahmmas Agro Industries Pvt Ltd at Jandrapeta in Chirala in Prakasam district, cotton seeds worth Rs 15 crore were reduced to ashes on Tuesday. According to Chirala One Town Police Station Sub-Inspector Md Firoz, the fire mishap might have been occurred due to short-circuit.
The fire engulfed the factory's godown and reduced cotton seeds stored there to be crushed for oil to ashes. Three fire tenders were pressed into service from Chirala, Ongole and Chilakaluripeta to put off the raging flames.
Mr Firoz revealed that the fire officials successfully contained the flames from spreading to the other two godowns in the vicinity and thus prevented further loss. According to police, the preliminary estimates put the loss at Rs 15 crore. The company officials are yet to estimate the loss of property due to fire.
News Posted: 8 March, 2011
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