New Delhi: At least five people died and eight others injured when a major fire broke out at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)’s gas processing plant at Uran in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday morning.
The injured were admitted to a hospital nearby. The stored gas has been diverted to the Hazira plant in Gujarat, ONGC said.
“A fire broke out in storm water drainage early morning in Uran’s oil and gas processing plant. ONGC fire services and the crisis management team were immediately pressed into action. Fire is being contained. No impact on oil processing. Gas diverted to Hazira plant. The situation is being assessed,” ONGC tweeted.
Fire brigade teams rushed to the spot, officials said, adding that rescue operation was underway. The exact cause of fire is yet to be ascertained.