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Kazakhstan putting out fire on gas mainline

April 04, 2012, 9:21 UTC+3
According to preliminary reports, no casualties were reported
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ASTANA, April 4 (Itar-Tass) — Kazakhstan is cleaning up the aftermaths of the blast that triggered a fire at the Bukhara Gas Region-Tashkent-Bishkek-Almaty gas mainline. The fire broke out at 05:30 local time (03:30 Moscow time) on Wednesday in the Maktaaral district in the Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskaya Region.

The fire flared up to a height of 150 metres, the Kazakh Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.

The major gas emission was stopped and the fire was brought down, a source in the region told Itar-Tass. Law enforcers are working at the incident site to investigate the details of the incident.

According to preliminary reports, no casualties were reported.

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