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Minister Jitin Prasada visits inferno site in Jaipur

Last Updated: Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 18:31

Jaipur: Union Minister of State for Petroleum
and Natural Gas Jitin Prasada on Saturday visited the Indian Oil
Corporation (IOC) depot site in the Sitapura industrial area
near here, which had witnessed the massive fire last week.

The minister, before attending a party function here,
reached the inferno site along with few IOC officials, and
inquired about the incident.
Later talking to reporters after party function, Prasada
said that a safety audit has already been ordered by the
ministry to look into safety and security aspects of oil
depots in the country.

"Steps about security and safety regarding oil depots in
the country will be taken accordingly after the safety audit
report," he said, while terming the incident as an
"unfortunate happening".
The devastating fire, which broke out on October 29, had
claimed 12 lives.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 18:31
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