Call to ‘switch off’ as petrol station in Oman catches fire
July 7, 2015 | 10:29 AM

Muscat: A fire broke out at a Shell petrol station in Barka on Monday evening, causing panic in the area. There were no reports of any injuries.

While the Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA) officials said they were investigating the cause of the fire, they advised motorists to exercise caution while filling petrol.

This is the fourth incident of the year. Last month, two people were injured and some vehicles were damaged in a fire at a petrol station in Al Ghubrah. On June 3, a car caught fire while refuelling in Bidbid at around 8 a.m. In another incident, on June 2, a car had caught fire at a petrol station in Yanqul.

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