Major Fire Breaks Out at Brahmapuram Waste Plant in Kochi; Kerala High Court to Hear Case
A major fire has broken out at the Brahmapuram waste plant in Kochi, Kerala, leading to the closure of nearby schools and the suspension of train services.
The fire began on the evening of March 12, 2023, and firefighters have been working through the night to bring it under control.
The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has declared the fire a Level 3 disaster and deployed several teams to the site.
The cause of the fire is not yet known, but officials suspect that it may have been caused by a methane gas leak.
Residents in nearby areas have been advised to keep their windows and doors shut to avoid inhaling the toxic fumes.
The Kerala High Court is set to hear a case related to the management of the waste plant and the disposal of waste in the state.
The fire at the Brahmapuram waste plant is the latest in a series of incidents that have highlighted the challenges of managing waste in Kerala and other parts of India.
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