Bhubaneswar: A major fire broke out at the Syndicate Hall of the Utkal University this evening. Though the exact cause of the fire mishap is yet to be ascertained, fire officials suspect short circuit as the reason behind the mishap.
Eyewitnesses said that they first witnessed smoke billowing out of the hall at around 6.30 pm. They immediately informed the fire personnel who rushed to the spot.
It took nearly one hour for the firefighters to douse the fire completely. University authorities have started an exercise to ascertain the quantum of damaged caused by the mishap.