Saturday, September 20, 2008

Huge Fire breaks out Port Khalid In Sharjah

According to media reports the fire started around 2.00am in a garbage bin at a depot owned by Emirates Refining Co. (ERCO), which manufactures edible oils and fats. At least two people have been injured in a huge fire at an oil storage depot inside Port Khalid in Sharjah.
The entire port was shut down and surrounding area cordoned off while civil defence and emergency services attempted to tackle the blaze

Sharjah Police Chief Brigadier Hamid Mohammed Al-Hudaidi, who is commanding the operations at the scene, said an investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire, according to state news agency WAM.

Two firemen and a worker sustained minor suffocation injuries and were treated at the scene, according to Al-Hudaidi.

He called on owners of surrounding factories at the Port to comply with safety precautions and safe storage measures to avoid "such disastrous accidents which wreak havoc upon public properties".

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