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11 Nov 2017

Civil defence deploys 21 vehicles and 78 personnel to control oil pipeline fire

MOI:

General Director of Civil Defence, Brigadier Abdulaziz Rashid Al Ammer has highlighted that 21 vehicles and 78 personnel were deployed to control the fire in an oil pipeline near Buri village. He said that the civil defence teams reached the site within 3 minutes.

The General Director asserted that the presence of His Excellency Interior Minister and the Chief of Public Security at the site had enhanced the self-esteem of the civil defence staff, hailing the cooperation of the public and concerned authorities.

He highlighted to BTV that as part of the evacuation plan, around 400 individuals were evacuated with the assistance of the security forces, of which they made major efforts in the evacuation operation. Some of the families who their homes were damaged because of the fire were sheltered at a school and then moved to Al Karama Home.

He said that the National Disaster Management Centre was activated and experts of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) were asked to come to the site to close the main supply key of the pipeline. The concerned authorities of the Interior Minister were notified to secure the areas and the surrounding roads, as well as the Electricity and Water Authority to take the required procedures.   

The General Director confirmed that the fire didn’t lead to any casualties, while the flames reached between 40 to 50 meters of heights and the heat covered an area of around  500 square meters. 

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