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Minor fire in LS deputy speaker's chamber

A Correspondent | August 14, 2007 16:03 IST
Last Updated: August 14, 2007 16:37 IST

A minor fire broke out in the Lok Sabha deputy speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal's chamber in Parliament Complex on Tuesday afternoon.

The fire, caused by a short circuit, was quickly brought under control, but not without causing some tense moments since the chamber is a few metres away from the prime minister's chamber and is sandwiched between Bharatiya Janata Party leaders A B Vajpayee and L K Advani's rooms.

No one was hurt in the fire, which began in the air-conditioning shaft and was quickly put down by the Delhi fire brigade and the Central Reserve Police force.