Massive fire at ONGC’s Surat plant, no casualties reported
- The state-owned ONGC said the fire at its Surat plant is now under control.
- No casualty or injury has been reported in the incident.
- Watch the video showing massive flames at the ONGC’s Surat plant.
The blaze, which was preceded by three blasts, has been extinguished, the official said, adding no one was hurt.
The blaze was massive and could be seen from a distance of several km, eyewitnesses said. Some also posted videos of the explosions and the fire on social media.
A fire was observed in the Hazira Gas processing plant in the morning today. Fire has been brought under control. T… https://t.co/xQJ2a85M9Z— ONGC (@ONGC_) 1600912827000
"The fire broke out in the inlet gas terminal after three massive blasts at 3.05 am. The compressed gas was depressurised to bring the fire under control," Surat District Collector Dhaval Patel said.
#WATCH Gujarat: A fire breaks out at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant in Surat. Fire tenders present… https://t.co/JS0p9k0rJ0— ANI (@ANI) 1600901995000
Fire vehicles of the ONGC, Surat Municipal Corporation and local industrial units rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control, he said.
The inlet gas terminal where the fire broke out was cordoned off and the plant secured, he said, adding the cause of the fire will be ascertained after cooling operations are completed.
No other industry in the area was affected, he said.
There was no confirmation from the district administration of reports that the fire was apparently caused by a rupture in the 36-inch Uran-Mumbai gas pipeline.
"Fire has been completely extinguished. Efforts are being made to resume normal operations at the earliest," it said in another tweet.
(with inputs from PTI)
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