Mangaluru: Fire doused at Pacchanady dumpyard, smoke continues to engulf surroundings

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SS)

Mangaluru, Mar 15: Fire that broke out at the Pacchanady dumping yard has been brought under control on Tuesday, March 14. However, a thick smoke cover remained engulfed over the surrounding areas of the landfill.

Five fire tenders were on the spot and efforts were on to put out the smoke, Mangaluru City Corporation commissioner Channabasappa said.

He said water has been poured on those areas of the landfill where smoke was seen and also mud was poured over the landfill to control the smoke emanating from the area.

Four JCBs, 10 tippers and 10 tankers were used in the operation. Workers wore face masks during the operation.

A foul smell of burnt plastic emanated from the fire that broke out at the Pacchanady dumping yard on Monday afternoon. Locals fear that the smoke could cause health problems to many living in the area.

Meanwhile, Congress leader and former MLA Mohiuddin Bawa has warned of holding a protest on March 17 demanding a permanent solution to the Pacchanady dumpyard which had seen fire break-outs thrice.

He said residents of Bondel, Pacchanady, Vamanjoor and schools in these localities were facing health hazards due to the fire incident. He alleged that the local MLA had not visited the place. He wondered if officials were bothered about the health concerns of the residents and the school students who were affected due to the fire incident.

He urged the corporation not to go ahead with its plans to acquire another 10 acres of land for the landfill as temples and places of worship surrounding the area will be affected.







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  • Thekkumuri Vasu, Guruvayupoor

    Wed, Mar 15 2023

    Vote correctly, problem solved, this is our last chance, dump the BJPigs in the dump yard, hopefully things will be better,

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  • nitin, mangalore

    Wed, Mar 15 2023

    funds sanctioned to manage waste have vanished. Fire is the best option to dose off the past and ignite a fresh sanction to dose off fire. Smartness in smart city...!

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  • roy Indian, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 15 2023

    this is planned fire given to clear the plastic waste and dump . because MCC or GOVERNMENT dont have plan for waste plant process . or place to dump this waste with proper soluation . who is suffer local people are suffering MLA or MP or MCC authority are not worried they are in safe there luxury house and place and these authority people know two or 3 days local people will shout after that they will keep quite and adjust in that enviroment . and when election comes we close eyes and put vote for then .......

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