A 12-wheel truck carrying drums with octane fuel exploded while unloading octane fuel at a petrol station on Mandalay-Pyin Oo Lwin Road near Patheingyi Township. Photo: Zarni Ko Ko (Township IPRD)
A 12-wheeled truck caught fire while unloading octane fuel yesterday at a petrol station on the Mandalay-Pyin Oo Lwin Road in Thanmataw village-tract of Patheingyi Township. Two persons were injured in the mishap.
The incident occurred at 10:20 am yesterday at the Yadanarlin petrol station owned by U Nay Win. One laborer, identified as Ko Aung Thu, and a member of the AungPinLe Auxillary Fire Brigade, identified as Phyo Wai Soe, were injured in the blaze. They were admitted to the Mandalay General Hospital.
The fire damaged the 12-wheeled truck, one 30×40 ft warehouse, 25 drums with octane, 75 vacant fuel, and the glass panes of a three-storey building beside the station.
The fire was put out by 11:15 am by 250 members of the Regional Fire fighters, police and locals, with the help of 50 fire trucks and five water tankers. — Zarni Ko Ko (Township IPRD) (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)