Thursday, December 24, 2009

Fire at DU rugby stadium

A fire broke out at an under-construction stadium for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi University’s north campus on Thursday evening. Fire department officials said PVC sheets which had been suspended about 20 ft above the ground had caught fire.

No casualty or injury was reported from the spot. Six fire tenders were rushed to the spot and it took nearly two hours for fire officers to bring the fire under control. Officials said they were able to bring the fire under control by about 9.15 pm. The cause of the fire was not ascertained.

They added that not much damage was done. The site was cordoned off by private security guards deployed by Gammon India, which is constructing the stadium. The under-construction rugby seven grounds at Hindu College in Delhi University will host rugby matches during the Games next year. A few of the participating teams have already begun using the ground for practice.