Gujarat: One dead as methanol storage tank catches fire

At least one person died on Monday after a methanol storage tank at the Kandla Port in Gujarat's Kutch district caught fire, a senior official said.

The blaze erupted in afternoon, Kutch (East) Superintendent of Police Parikshita Rathod said, adding that efforts are on to put out the flames.

Several fire tenders and a large number of fire personnel are engaged in fire-fighting operations, the SP said.

"A methanol storage tank at Kandla Port caught fire. One dead body has been recovered from the site. Firefighting operations are underway," Rathod added.

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