At least 30 motorbikes were gutted in fire that broke in the parking area outside EVM distribution on Sunday in Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh. The incident reportedly took place around 10:15 pm. As per latest reports, the situation is under control and fire has been doused.
The fire led to a panic among people parties who were getting ready to leave for their respective booths. They were staying in tents close to the place where fire broke out.
Hardoi: 30 parked motorbikes torched in fire outside EVM distribution centre in Hardoi; Fire under control now pic.twitter.com/YMR9acz1e2â€” ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 28, 2019
Several fire engines were rushed to the spot that managed to brought the fire under control. The exact reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.Â
Reports suggest that the process of dispatching polling parties were delayed because of the fire.
The polling for 13 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, for which campaigning ended on Saturday,Â will take place tomorrow i.e. on April 29.Â
The 13 seats are Kannauj, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur, Hardoi, Misrikh, Unnao, Farukkhabad, Etawah, Kanpur, Akbarpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, and Hamirpur. Five of them - Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Misrikh, Etawah and Jalaun - are reserved seats.
A total of 23,888,367 voters in this phase will head to 27,513 polling booths to decide the fate of the 152 candidates in the fray.