"Department of Financial Services (DFS) has been requested by Ministry of Defence to open a special insurance claim cell to facilitate speedy claims for affected people in today's unfortunate fire incident in auto parking area of #AeroIndia2019", the tweet read. Police suspect that someone could have started the fire with a stray lit cigarette butt.
Meanwhile, Indian Air Force PRO Anupam Banerjee stated that Aero show will continue as scheduled for the fifth day, furthering that people should not pay heed to rumours. Officials and bystanders said the second vehicle which caught fire was powered by CNG and it exploded.
The official informed that the spread of fire was controlled by creating a gap by removing adjacent cars.
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The skies of Bangalore were engulfed with thick black smoke on February 23, 2019, that rose from Yelahanka air base; the venue for this year's aero show.
Seven ambulances have been stationed at the site and the area has been cordoned off. Cops have reached the spot to initiate the investigation. Ten fire force and five other fire engines managed to bring the blaze under control, he added.
The most likely cause was a "dry grass fire aided by heavy winds", said M.N. Reddi, a fire official in the southern city of Bengaluru where the show is taking place.
An ace pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was killed on Tuesday when two Hawk trainer jets of the Surya Kiran aerobatic team crashed mid-air while rehearsing for the Aero India show here.