Kandhamal: Kandhamal district administration on Sunday ordered the temporary closure of a petrol pump in Latpanga village in Daringbadi where fuel-like substance leaked from a crevice.
As per reports, the move was taken to avoid any untoward situation in the locality.
It is suspected that the fuel might have leaked from the nearby petrol pump. However, the staffers of the petrol pump have denied the claim, sources said.
Meanwhile, villagers have expressed disappointment regarding the step of the district administration suspecting it to hamper vehicular movement and cause inconvenience to commuters.
Reportedly, people in Daringbadi in Kandhamal district were seen collecting fuel substance leaking from a crevice in farmland.
One person also collected around 20 litres of the fuel from the spot.