DIGBOI: The first fire and emergency services station of Tingrai in the Tinsukia district of Assam was inaugurated by the elected representative from the Digboi Legislative Assembly Constituency, Suren Phukan on Monday.
The new fire and emergency services station of Tingrai was established in the public playground of Tingrai. This project was made possible due to the initiatives of the MLA from Digboi and the support of the chief minister of Assam. This campus has been allocated by the local authorities temporarily as the location of the station to help the people of the locality.
Digboi MLA Suren Phukan, Superintendent of Police for Tinsukia district, Gaurav Abhijit Dilip, ADC Sushanta Dutta, and former DC of Sivsagar Lakhminandan Gogoi, Fire Services officer Pran Krishna Das were some of the dignitaries present for the launch.
Two fire engines were also given to the station for serving the people of the region. People can now connect to the emergency services for fire-related incidents using the 112 hotlines.
On Monday night, a large fire started in one of the Central Clinical Laboratory's rooms at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital, according to officials. Dr Abhijit Sharma, Superintendent of Guwahati Medical College, informed that "the fire broke out in a room of the Central Clinical Laboratory on the first floor of the old building of the government-run hospital. We evacuated all of our patients, therefore nobody was hurt.” Four fire tenders were called in to put out the blaze after the GMCH administration quickly notified the fire department about the occurrence.
Later, the firefighters managed to stabilise the situation. According to Sharma, the cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but an investigation will be carried out to discover it. In the month of March, the Assam Gas Company reported a gas leak event, which immediately caused panic among the locals of Panitola Village in Assam's Tinsukia district. The Assam Gas Company apparently did not take any action in response to the situation, leaving the villagers in fear and confusion.
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