Bengalureans stunned after Bellandur lake catches fire at night

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Bengaluru, May 16: Never did the people of Bengaluru imagine that they would see a day when their lakes would be on fire. While the lakes in the city are under a constant threat due to encroachment, the Bellandur lake on Friday night was seen to be on fire.

According to News 9 report, the froth on the Bellandur Amani lake, near HAL caught fire on Friday night due to the discharge of toxic materials in the lake. There was fire on the froth, which is said to be due to some chemical reaction between the toxic effluents.

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Menawhile, local residents around the lake condemned the officials saying that the local authorities had failed to check the pollution in the lake.

BBMP officials headed by Asst Engineer Kodanda Reddy inspected the Bellandur lake.

This incident comes days after the Varthur lake in Whitefield began frothing to such an extent that the froth spilled onto the road causing inconvinience to the people.

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