New Delhi, Jan 5 : Indira Gandhi International Airport -believed to be the busiest airport in the country- witnessed a major fire break-out in the cargo section of the Haj Terminal in the early hours of Thursday morning causing damage to property worth Rs 100 crores.
The fire broke out at around 1:15 AM at the Human Resource Department of Celebi, company which carries out ground handling services at the airport, situated on the first floor of the cargo building.

Apparently, fire brigade officials were called to carry out the rescue operation after the staff at the site proved helpless to extinguish the flames using ordinary fire fighting measures.

The fire was completely snuffed at around 6:30 in the morning and reports suggest that 35 fire tenders were used to control it.

Although no casualty was reported in the mishap, the first floor of the building that has, apart from HR department of Celebi, offices of 10 airlines was completely destroyed. Luggage of many passengers too has been ruined in the accident.

The cause of the fire is yet unclear but the authorities suspect a short-circuit to be behind the mishap.

(Posted on 05 January 2012, 1695518991 34O204O181O91)