Petrol pump mishap after phone call ignites fire in western India

Petrol pump mishap after phone call ignites fire in western India

In a startling incident captured on CCTV, a routine trip to the petrol pump in western India’s Maharashtra turned into a scene of chaos and danger when a mobile phone call sparked a fire, engulfing a two-wheeler in flames. 


The incident occurred at a petrol pump located in the Walaj area of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, near the Bajaj Auto Gate and the video went viral on June 11.

Visuals showed at the petrol pump, a two-wheeler was undergoing refueling when a sudden phone call rang out. In an instant, the bike erupted in flames, causing immediate alarm among bystanders. Reacting swiftly, a person moved the car away from the petrol pump, while the staff at the station rushed to contain the fire, endeavoring to extinguish it before it could spread further.


According to reports, despite strict warnings against mobile phone usage at petrol stations, this incident serves as a stark reminder of the potentially catastrophic consequences of disregarding safety protocols.

Fortunately, there were no casualties reported in the aftermath of the incident, although the rapid spread of fire and ensuing chaos undoubtedly left bystanders shaken. The urgency with which the situation unfolded underscores the critical importance of adhering to safety regulations, particularly within environments as volatile as petrol stations.

Authorities have issued reminders urging the public to exercise caution and refrain from using mobile phones in proximity to fuel dispensing areas. This incident serves as a poignant illustration of the potential hazards posed by seemingly innocuous actions, emphasizing the need for vigilance and adherence to safety protocols to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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