The fake message further claims five such explosions have taken place this week 'due to filling of maximum petrol'.
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BOOM did a relevant keyword search to know details about the statement and found a Indian Oil Corporation tweet published on June 3, 2019 disowning the message.
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"There are rumors in social media that Indian Oil has given a warning to the following effect: Due to increase in temperature please don't fill petrol to the maximum limit of the tank; it will cause an explosion in the fuel tank. If you want petrol, fill half tank and leave the rest for air. IndianOil would like to disown this statement and clarify as follows," the statement said.
"Automobile manufacturers design their vehicles considering all aspects of performance requirements, claims and ambient conditions with built in safety factors. The maximum volume specified in the fuel tank for petrol/diesel vehicles is no exception. It is therefore perfectly safe to fill the fuel in vehicles up to the full limit (max.) as specified by the manufacturer irrespective of winter or summer," the statement added.
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