Massive blaze at India oil depot kills at least 12

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A huge fire erupted in a fuel storage facility in India Thursday night, killing at least 12 people and injuring around 150.

The blaze, caused by a suspected oil pipeline leak, broke out at around 7.30 p.m. at the state-run Indian Oil Corporation depot on the outskirts of Jaipur, local media reported.

Television footage showed the fire still raging some 17 hours after it began, with thick black smoke and flames as high as 9 meters rising from the depot.

At least 11 tanks containing 8 million liters of oil were engulfed by the inferno, and up to half a million people near the site have been evacuated.

The video below was taken from just 200 meters from the oil tanks from the back side of the fuel storage facility.

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