Explosion Near Indian Oil Fuel Station in JK

No loss of life; employees claim it was due to short circuit

A mysterious blast at a fuel station in Narwal area of Jammu district on Tuesday created panic among locals with police saying the blast took place due to a short circuit.

Quoting an official, KNO reported that window panes of the office of the fuel station were also damaged due to the blast.

The tiles in the fuel tank area were uprooted due to the impact of the blast, they said. 

Soon after the blast, a police team reached to the spot to ascertain the facts and they have also taken CCTV footage to ascertain the actual cause.

SDPO East Jammu, Syed Zaheer Abbas Jafari said that they visited the spot and prima facie it seems the blast has occurred due to some short circuit.

He said that police have evacuated a nearby building and are ascertaining further details.