Mangaluru, Nov 08, 2018: In a queer incident, water in a few wells at Kanakere near Derlakatte in Belma Gram Panchayat limits has become combustible with petroleum contents found in the well water.
Kanakere is a residential area which has several open wells. Of these four well waters were found contaminated with petrol and have become combustible causing worry among locals.
People of the area have informed the fire service department but say that the personnel have not yet visited the place.
A petrol bunk is operating in Belma gram panchayat and there is a possiblity of petrol seepage from there. A few years ago a retention wall of the petrol bunk had collapsed damaging the petrol tank. This may be the reason behind the seepage, allege locals.