Monday, 25 October 2021 03:55 GMT

Four dead in gas plant fire near Mumbai


(MENAFN- Gulf Times) At least four people were killed in a fire at a
state-run oil and gas processing plant in western India on Tuesday,
police said.
The fire started in a stormwater drain at the Oil and Natural Gas
Corporation (ONGC) plant in Uran, some 45 kilometres south of Mumbai,
police spokesman Pallab Bhattacharya said.
The blaze was brought under control within about two hours.
"Four people have been killed in the accident," an officer manning
the regional police control room said by phone.
 The victims included an ONGC official and three members of the
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the ANI news agency
reported quoting senior police officer Ashok Dudhe.
The CISF looks after the plant's security.
Three more people were injured but they were not in critical
condition, Dudhe added.
Oil processing at the plant was not affected, the ONGC said on
Twitter.
The ONGC is India's largest crude oil and natural gas company,
contributing around 70 per cent of the country's domestic production.

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