Mangaluru: Firefighters put out fire after smoke billows out of Pachanady dumping yard

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP/MS)

Mangaluru, Apr 5: Fire and thick smoke were noticed in the Pachanady dumping yard of the city corporation late night on Sunday April 4. Huge amount of waste caught fire. Machines of the plant got gutted in the fire. The loss is estimated to run into lac of rupees.

The thick smoke that emanated out of the garbage dump soon started to spread around the area including Mangalanagara. The smoke was strong and smelly enough to give a choking experience to the citizens.

Due to the intensity of the fire, the waste that was treated got gutted. Even as the people struggled to grapple with the unexpected situation, firemen rushed to the spot and undertook the task of dousing the fire.

Though action was taken to put out the fire that has caught the treated waste, people of the locality are concerned about the poisonous smoke from the burnt waste getting carried in the air. The fire spread to other areas also. The fire fighting personnel found it difficult to contain the fire due to breeze.

The smoke bellowing out of the waste treatment plant and yard could be seen over Pacchanady, Kudupu, Tiruvailu and some parts of Kulshekar ward.

Deputy commissioner Dr Rajendra KV, city corporation commissioner Akshy Sridhar and environmental engineer visited the spot.







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  • Robert Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    The decomposition of organic matter leads to the generation of methane gas. This Biogas is extremely flammable. The unscientific approach of waste disposal ( confined space plus moisture from sudden rain) leads to gas build-up - disaster !!!

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    We have Helicopters to take heavy weight politicians.. Pachhanady is a horrible place for the people around there...

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  • Greeshma, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Peope have zero knowledge on waste disposal, waste management system is not in place.. be it flammable batteries, dry waste, organic waste, wet waster, cardboard paper, metal, clothes go in same disposal bags.. Now what will happen if there is no segregation???

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    And they want to ban cars more than 15 years for pollution issue! This garbage yard and this burnt smoke is few hundred times more! Politicians do not know the importance of proper garbage disposal. This is the least priority for the concerned. Sadly Local residents are most affected people for none of their mistake!

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    The best part in this is mohideen bawa in his red suit!!!

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  • ponkra, mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    strange things are taking place under the corrupt besharam janara party rule in the state, district, MCC and the whole country. I think two days ago a beach cleaning machine worth Rs 70 lac got fire in Malpe beach today this fiasco..Definitely this is done intentionally with ulterior motive... Now Kalla yeddi will sanction 100 crores out of which 50 crore for party fund rest 40 crore for commission and actual spending would be just Rs 10 crore to buy a third class waste processing machine enjoy the worst ever non governance by the most corrupted kalla yeddi and team

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  • swathi, mang/dxb

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    u r exactly explaining how the party was working. I think u were one of the advisors in the kalla commitee.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Endless problems at the dumping yard at Pachanady.

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Despite the High Court's rap on the knuckles, the pachyderms at the City Corporation have yet to wake up.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    We hope this was not Intentional ...

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Thank God no one was hurt

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