CM writes to PM over preventive measures

The officials will stay here for a few days and prepare a report which will be submitted to the higher authorities by January 20, sources said.

Among the suspended officials are a senior terminal manager, an assistant manager and an engineering officer. All were posted at the Hazira plant.

All the operations at the Hazira terminal have been suspended until further orders. Supply line of petrol, diesel and kerosene have been connected to IOC terminals in Vadodara and Sabarmati in Ahmedabad, said IOC Executive Director Srikumar N.

The police are still clueless about the missing person who had been reportedly working near tank Number 4 when the fire broke out. They started an inquiry into the deaths of three workers identified as Jalandher Chaudhary (35), resident of Rohtak in Bihar, Rahul Nagar (20), resident of Jaunpur in UP and Devendra Rajaram Giri (34), of Vadodara.

Ichhapore police officials visited the IOC office today.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (G division) R A Munshi said, "We have started investigations into the incident and are trying to find out the cause of the fire and how many people were there on the tank. We are questioning officials and it is difficult for us to say anything at this moment."

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