Hyderabad: Several parts of Malkajgiri were plunged into darkness after a major fire broke out in the graveyard adjacent to the electrical sub-station at Mirzalaguda.
Fire tenders immediately rushed to the spot and doused the flames. Electricity supply was restored after more than two hours.
According to sources, the fire broke out in the garbage dump located in one of the corners at the graveyard. Panic gripped the people when the flames engulfed the entire area
Since the sub-station was located adjacent to the graveyard, officials disconnected the power supply as a preventive measure. Several areas were plunged into darkness for more than two hours in Malkajgiri.
Though the cause of the fire is not yet known, it is suspected some people threw half-burnt cigarettes into the garbage dump.