Fire breaks out at ONGC plant in Navi Mumbai; seven dead

Of the seven deceased, three Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel were present at the spot for inspection when an explosion took place on Tuesday morning

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At least seven people were killed and eight others were left injured on Tuesday morning after a major fire broke out at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant in Navi Mumbai. 

Of the seven deceased, three Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel were present at the spot for inspection when an explosion took place. ONGC informed that the gas has been diverted at Hazira plant in Surat while the injured have been rushed to the hospital. 

The fire broke out at 7:20 in the morning and the cause for the same in still unknown. The fire was followed by an explosion in the pipeline which is suspected as the reason behind fatalities. 

ONGC issued a statement stating,

Update:

The fire has been doused by the firefighters. 

The surrounding area of ONGC plant

Uran MLA Manohar Bhoir informed that four people have died in the incident, however,  the fire is completely under control now.

 

More details awaited.

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