5 Dead as Fire Breaks Out at ONGC Plant in Navi Mumbai Facility, Gas Diverted to Gujarat Plant :- There was a massive fire accident that took place at the oil and gas processing plant of state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation plant at Uran near Mumbai on Tuesday morning. As per initial reports, the fire broke out massively at 7 am and killed 5 people so far, while eight others who have been injured in the fire have been admitted to a hospital.
Fire Breaks Out at ONGC Plant in Navi Mumbai Facility
The police have sealed a 1-km area around the plant. Fire incident successfully doused within two hours by the fire-fighting team. While the fire has been brought under control, cooling operations are underway. The cause of the fire is still ascertained.
Among those dead, three are from the fire wing of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) which provides security cover to the plant. CISF spokesperson, Assistant Inspector General Hemendra Singh said, “A CISF unit has been deployed at ONCG plant for security purposes. Around 7 am, a call was received by our fire unit of a minor fire in the storm line, a team was pressed and when they reached the spot, there was also an explosion in the pipeline, four CISF men sustained injuries, they were rushed to a hospital. Three of whom have martyred in the line of duty.”
An ONGC spokesperson said that Gas has been diverted to a plant at the Hazira plant in Gujarat,
ONGC took to Twitter to inform about the incident, they wrote, “A fire broke out in stormwater 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. The situation is being assessed.”
According to the Navi Mumbai Police, the fire broke out at 7.10 am, firefighters from the CISF fire wing rushed in as soon as a distress call was made. The fire was followed by an explosion in the pipeline which is suspected as that reason behind the fatalities.