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4 killed in fire at ONGC plant in Navi Mumbai; rescue operation underway

The blaze erupted around 7 am in the gas processing plant of the ONGC located in Uran area of neighbouring Navi Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Fire breaks out at a cold storage at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant in Uran, Navi Mumbai. Photo: ANI
Fire breaks out at a cold storage at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant in Uran, Navi Mumbai. Photo: ANI

Four people were killed and three others injured after a broke out at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's (ONGC) plant in township of Maharashtra on Tuesday, police said.

The said there was no impact on oil processing and that the gas was diverted to its Hazira plant in Surat district of Gujarat.

The blaze erupted around 7 am in a processing plant of the located in Uran area of neighbouring Navi Mumbai, the police said.

"Four people have been killed and three others injured in the mishap," a senior police official said.

"broke out in storm water drainage in Uran Plant early morning successfully doused within two hours by fighting team. #ONGCs robust crisis mitigation preparedness helped put off this major fire in a very short time," the said in a tweet.

Earlier, in another tweet, it said, "A fire broke out in storm water drainage early morning 2day in Uran oil & gas processing plant.ONGC fire services & crisis management team immediately pressed in2 action. Fire is being contained. No impact on Oil processing.Gas diverted to Hazira Plant. Situation is being assessed.

Nearly 22 fire brigade tenders, including that of the ONGC, civic body and other agencies, were at the spot, the police official said.

The injured persons were admitted to nearby hospitals for treatment, he said.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, he added.

First Published: Tue, September 03 2019. 09:45 IST
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