An enormous fireplace has been on for over 15 hours within the multi-storied Satpura Bhawan — one of many buildings housing numerous authorities workplaces in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has dialled defence minister Rajnath Singh, searching for help from the Indian Air Drive to douse the blaze. Particular IAF plane will fly to Bhopal tonight to assist douse the fireplace.
Mr Chauhan has additionally dialled Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him in regards to the fireplace and the continuing rescue operations. PM Modi assured the Chief Minister of all doable assist from the Centre.
The constructing was evacuated in time and nobody was injured.
Sources stated the fireplace began round 4 pm from the third flooring of the federal government constructing, housing the regional workplace of Tribal Welfare Division. From the third flooring, the fireplace had unfold quick to 3 higher flooring. Because the raging inferno got here involved with air conditioners and a few fuel cylinders, there have been a number of blasts.
Sources stated all of the workplaces situated there bore the brunt of the fireplace, together with the well being division workplace, the place information have been destroyed.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has directed the Air Drive to make use of AN-32 plane and MI-15 choppers to achieve Bhopal tonight. Sources stated they might attempt to extinguish the fireplace by pouring water from the highest of the Satpura constructing with buckets.
The Chief Minister is monitoring the progress of the fire-fighting operations. He has additionally shaped a probe panel, comprising Further Chief Secretary (Dwelling), Principal Secretary (City Improvement), Principal Secretary (PWD) and ADG (Hearth) to look into the reason for the fireplace.
Authorities sources stated three departments have been housed on the affected flooring of Satpura constructing — Tribal Welfare Division, Transport Division and the Well being Division.