Reasons for gas pipeline fire in Georgia made public

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Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.4 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /

An attempt to steal pipes of main gas pipeline section in Georgia led to fire.

Attempted theft of pipes was committed on Monday night on the 98-kilometer section of the Tbilisi-Sukhumi gas pipeline, Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation told Trend on Monday.

According to the operator of the gas pipeline - Gas Transportation Company of Georgia, a fire took place as a result of damage to the gas pipeline, which was under high pressure.

Brigades of repairers and firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire was extinguished, and repairers liquidated damage of the pipeline in the morning.

Police are looking for people who attempted to steal the pipes.

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