Phulbani, Nov 14: A private mobile tower located in the Daringbadi area of Kandhamal district has caught fire on Sunday. The mobile network has failed in its surrounding area after it went defunct after the blaze.
Sources said a sudden fire broke out in the mobile tower mounted at Daringbadi in the evening, after an electrical short circuit.
Being informed by the locals, fire officials rushed to the spot and doused the flame. However, the incident created a panic in the nearby vicinity.
At the same time, the whole was cut off from the outer world as the mobile network in the grand tourist spot went out of order, after the mishap.