A major fire broke out at the ONGC gas plant in Navi Mumbai's Uran. As per latest updates, 5 people are feared dead while three reported injured. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.
The crisis management team of the ONGC has been immediately pressed into action. Firefighters are putting continuous efforts to douse the fire. It is being reported that there is no impact on Oil processing. As a precautionary measure, the gas from Uran Plant is being diverted to Hazira Plant. Authorities are evacuating the area nearby to conduct rescue operations.
"A fire broke out in storm water drainage early morning 2day in Uran oil & gas processing plant.ONGC fire services & crisis managemnt team immediately pressed in2 action. Fire is being contained. No impact on Oil processing.Gas diverted to Hazira Plant. Situation is being assessed", a tweet from ONGC's official Twitter handle reads.
In a similar incident, 40 people had lost their lives in a fire that broke out at a refinery of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd’s (BPCL) refinery in Chembur, suburban Mumbai in 2018. The fire had sparked in the compressor shed at BPCL Mahul refinery, where the crude oil is refined.