Fire razes filling station in southern Afghanistan



A devouring fire razed a filling station in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, said local Taliban officials.

The Taliban officials said that this fire broke out in a petrol station in the Anarbagh area of Sangin district in Helmand province on Saturday night, the 24th of September.

According to reports, the fire was ignited by a spark when oil was transferred from one tanker to another, resulting in the destruction of the petrol station.

A cloud of ash and fumes was produced as the oil burned, according to local sources, who also said that the fire was burning incessantly.

In addition to the oil that was consumed in the fire at the filling station in the Sangin district of Helmand province, Mazda tanker trucks are also alleged to have been destroyed, inflicting a crippling financial loss to the owner.

Over 80 vendor stalls were previously destroyed by a Sunday night fire at the flea market in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, leaving millions of Afghanis in financial loss.

A section of the fruit and vegetable market as well as thrift stores were destroyed when a raging fire broke out on Sunday, September 18, in the 4th Macrorayan, in Kabul City’s 9th district.—Khaama New Agency


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