The rupture in a fuel pipeline in Shil area of Maharashtra’s Thane district post a fire that had claimed the life of one person has been repaired after 48 hours, a civic official said on Sunday.
The 18-inch line, from Mumbai to Manmad in Nashik district, which started leaking after fire in an underground cable and subsequent explosion, was restored by at least half a dozen agencies working together, Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Avinash Sawant said.
“The fire was initially contained, after which the smoke was stopped at 6 am on Sunday. The supply in the line has been restored now. It transports diesel of BPCL,” he said.
A 35-year-old man was charred to death and another person was injured after a fire broke out in underground power cables and engulfed the tyre shop around 6.30 am on Friday.