At least four people were killed in a massive fire that broke out at an oil and gas processing plant of state-run ONGC at Uran near Mumbai on today morning, three more were injured, officials said.
The police have sealed a 1-km area around the plant. Firefighters brought the situation under control after two hours.
“ONGC claimed that there has been no impact on oil processing and said that gas is being diverted to Hazira Plant. The exact cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained”
ONGC in a tweet said the fire broke out in a stormwater drain of the oil and gas processing plant at Uran, 45 km from Mumbai. Oil processing is not affected, the company tweeted, adding gas has been diverted to a plant at Hazira in Gujarat, 330 km away.
In visuals, the intense fire is seen rising high amid oil and gas pipes at the Uran plant as firefighters assess the situation. The firefighting operations were carried out by the fire services and crisis management team of the ONGC. Earlier reports had said that the fire broke out in a cold storage unit of the plant.