16-inch gas pipeline blown up in Jafarabad

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QUETTA: Unknown men blew up the 16-inch Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) pipeline on Tuesday night in Jafarabad district. “Explosive material attached with the high pressure pipeline was exploded by remote control,” officials sources said, adding as a result, the Indus Left Bank Pipeline (ILBP) was blown up. The pipeline was carrying gas for Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd.

This is the sixth such incident which took place since March 16th this year.The SSGC spokesman said that following the incident, the affected section of the pipeline was immediately isolated. The company’s emergency response teams rushed to the site from Shikarpur to inspect the situation.

 

Courtesy: The News


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