Bengaluru: Fire breaks out near Aero India parking area, around 100 vehicles gutted

Fire breaks out at car parking area near the venue of Aero India. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 23, 2019, 01.31 PM (IST)

A major fire broke out on Saturday in the parking area of Aero India 2019 event in Bengaluru. 

The fire department mentioned nearly 100 gutted in the mishap, adding that the fire is now contained. No loss of life has been reported yet, news agency ANI reported. 

"Totally about 100 cars burnt in the fire. Fire spread is controlled by creating a gap by removing adjacent cars. Fire under control now. No injuries or any harm to people reported. Likely cause: dry grass fire aided by heavy winds," tweeted MN Reddi, Director General, Fire and Emergency Services.

Meanwhile, ace badminton player PV Sindhu flew in HAL's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the ongoing air show today.

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The incident comes just a few days after two Surya Kiran aircraft on Tuesday, practising for the Aero India air show, collided in Bengaluru leading to the death of one pilot.

The two planes were carrying a total of three pilots — one of the planes had a co-pilot but only two pilots were able to eject.