Agartala: Sensation prevailed when residents of Ananda Nagar and Madhuban in the eastern outskirts of the city noticed that fire is coming out of the ground near Jharjharia Biswamata School on Wednesday morning. Some black stones also were coming out of the soil along with the fire.
The unusual happening caused panic in the area and the locals immediately informed the fire service. Experts from ONGC arrived and the fire was extinguished. But local people remain worried.
ONGC experts collected samples of the stones and soil but could not ascertain the reason behind the sudden eruption. They will analyse the samples but they suspect that the eruption may be due to the accumulation of methane gas underground.
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