Cargo Area at Bengaluru Airport Set Ablaze

Cargo Area at Bengaluru Airport Set Ablaze

Submitted by Newseditor on Tue, 2015-12-08 15:52 Bengaluru: A huge engulfed the fuel tanks area in cargo village neighbouring the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on Tuesday afternoon. A terror attack is feared behind the incident.The air passengers and staff were panic stricken and started raising an alarm. The police, fire brigade and CISF staff rushed to the spot to extinguish the fire.Well! No worries! Terror threat is true but the fire was set by our own authorities as a part of a routine mock drill that is conducted here in the vicinity of the airport. In the wake of recent threats by some terror organisations and an intelligence bureau alert, the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) team and the police conducted this exercise to trace the lacunae, if any in the airport vicinity.The mock drill was started by setting fire near the fuel tanks parked near Cargo village. Sources said that the local police, Fire and Emergency Office and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) were not given any notice about the mock drill held at around 1 pm. The passersby, air travellers and staff of KIA Cargo village gripped in shock and fear. A senior employee of a cargo unit at Cargo Village told Bfirst.in, “Usually all the employees would be kept in loop about the demo check. But this time all of a sudden four fire tenders entered near fuel tank area and started dousing fire. All employees went into a panic”. “Every time before conducting any mock drill, the cargo companies are given a notice but this time it was not issued. But authorities claimed that notice was put up on the board, which usually no employees notice,” expressed an employee.