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GAIL pipeline fire in Andhra Pradesh kills 15

Jun 28 2014, 00:53 IST
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Fire emerges from GAILís gas pipeline at Nagaram village in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, on Friday. PTI Fire emerges from GAILís gas pipeline at Nagaram village in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, on Friday. PTI
SummaryAt least 20 injured as leakage triggers blast; fire damages nearby houses; govt orders probe.

and guidelines for design, operation and maintenance. However, the body lacks statutory authority.

Then oil minister S Jaipal Reddy had in August 2012 suggested giving statutory powers to OISD but the proposal has not materialised so far.

"When I came to this ministry, I was shocked to learn that there is no statutory authority for safety and security. This is a concern," Pradhan said here.

The new government, he said, would work towards giving statutory powers to OISD, which currently is only a recommendatory body. The fire at state gas utility GAIL India's pipeline this morning follows a minor fire at HPCL Mittal Energy Ltd's Bhatinda refinery earlier this month. No one was injured in the fire at Bhatinda refinery. PTI

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