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Major fire breaks out at petroleum plant in India

| Updated: August 09, 2018 12:09:46

Major fire breaks out at petroleum plant in India

A major fire has been reported after loud explosions at Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd’s (BPCL) refinery in Mumbai of India.

Sources said that the fire broke out at 2:55 pm on Wednesday and is confined to the hydrogen tank in the refinery. According to preliminary report, it is a level three fire.

Seven fire engines, two foam tenders, two jumbo tankers and ambulances have been deployed for the blaze at Mahal Gaon in Chembur of Mumbai.

ANI says, at least 21 people were injured. Among those injured one person is stated to be critical.

"The fire is still on but is under control," Bharat Petroleum said in a statement, reports NDTV.

The fire is confined to the hydrocracker plant, Reuters quoted Mumbai fire chief PS Rahangdale as saying.

He added that two hose lines of fire engines and two hose lines of fixed firefighting installations were in operation.

"Cooling operation is in progress," he said.

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