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Briefly Region: Paper mill fire contained

A major part of the fire that had gutted Khanna Paper Mills in Amritsar on Tuesday has been contained, Rajat Aggarwal,Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar said.

Written by Express News Service | Published: June 14, 2012 3:28:49 am

Amritsar: A major part of the fire that had gutted Khanna Paper Mills in Amritsar on Tuesday has been contained, Rajat Aggarwal,Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar said. In a joint press conference on Wednesday,Aggarwal said it could take another 12 to 24 hours to completely douse the fire. He added that a major tragedy was averted after administration moved diesel tankers carrying 14 thousand litres of diesel and two sulphur tankers away from the fire site in a timely manner.

11-year-old boy abducted in Amritsar

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Capt condoles Mehdi Hassan’s death

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Sell fertilisers at old rates: Govt to dept

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