Major fire at parking lot of Aero India show in Bengaluru, air display suspended

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A major fire broke out on Saturday at the parking area of the Yelahanka Air Force station, where the 12th edition of Aero India show is underway. No casualties have been reported. A blanket of thick black smoke engulfed the area causing panic among locals and those visiting Aero India on its fourth day. Nearly 300 cars have been gutted in the fire.

“#AeroShowOpenParkingAreaFire Totally about 100 cars burnt in the fire. Fire spread is controlled by creating a gap by removing adjacent cars. Fire under control now. No injuries or any harm to people reported.Likely cause: dry grass fire aided by heavy winds,” DGP Fire Services M N Reddi said in a tweet.

On Tuesday, a day before the opening of the Aero India show, two aircraft of the IAF’s aerobatic team Surya Kiran had crashed, after grazing each other mid-air, near here.  A pilot was killed and two others were injured in the accident.

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