Flames from the ground creates panic in Karauli

Panic gripped Nadauti area in Rajasthan`s Karauli district after some six meters high flames leapt from the ground accompanied by a minor blast, officials said.

Last Updated: Apr 01, 2011, 15:39 PM IST

Jaipur: Panic gripped Nadauti area in
Rajasthan`s Karauli district after some six meters high flames
leapt from the ground accompanied by a minor blast, officials
said on Friday.

After the incident in a farm at Kunjela village, some
lava sort of black liquid and gas emanated from the
ground which continued till late last night.

Worried over the blaze people informed the police
following which the area was evacuated.

"We evacuated the people from the spot. A 11-kv power
line is passing from over the area where the incident took
place," Gulab Singh, SHO Nadauti said.

A team from Geological Survey of India (GSI) has been
dispatched from Jaipur to carry out an inspection at the spot.

"The team will submit its report by evening and exact
reasons can be ascertained only after the report. Usually,
high-tension lines causes such happenings. Many a times,
broken wire generate heat and incompetent rock material in the
ground converts into lava," sources at the GSI office said.

PTI