Panic spread among people in Marrikunta Thanda, a hilly area in Owk mandal, Kurnool district on Saturday as fire started erupting from deep cracks in the Earth. The sudden heat from underground also melted an electric pole.
After witnessing the amazing phenomenon, Owk Tahsildar Sanjeevaiah informed the officials @ Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC). Scientists are now trying to pinpoint the source of the mysterious event.
It is known that the ONGC has already conducted a survey at Marrikunta Thanda and confirmed the presence of gas reserves underground. Additionally, abnormally high temperatures are currently being registered in the district.
However, it is still unclear how the fire was created. Cigarette?, Underground explosions?, Hot weather? Dragon?
In any cases this underground fire coming out of the ground is terrifying residents.