Major fire at power station in Meghalaya, equipment worth crores damaged

Written by: IANS
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Shillong, May 31: A major fire broke out at a power station in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district on Wednesday, causing damage worth crores, official said. No one was injured.

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The fire at the Khliehriat Grid sub-station of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Ltd (MeECL) in Moowakhu was finally doused after two hours of efforts by firefighters, a police official said.

A short-circuit in one of the transformers led to an explosion and ignited the blaze, district police chief Spill Thamar told IANS.

Two 20 MVA and one 5 MVA transformers and breakers, worth nearly Rs 3-4 crore, were damaged by the fire, MeECL official Tinku Marak said, adding it may take a couple of months to restore power in the district and in some villages under West Jaintia Hills following the accident.


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