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Fire at Bharat Petroleum refinery in Mumbai’s Chembur; two injured

8 August, 2018 10:56 AM
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Fire at Bharat Petroleum refinery in Mumbai’s Chembur; two injured

A massive fire broke out at a fuel refinery in Mumbai on Wednesday. However, there were no reports of any casualties in the incident.

The Level-III fire broke out at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited-RMP plant in Chembur area of Mumbai. At least 9 fire tenders were reportedly rushed to the spot.

The BPCL released an official statement saying that fire broke out at 2.45 pm on Wednesday in the compressor shed of hydrocracker plan, and two people have suffered minor injuries in the same. The attempts to douse the fire are underway.

The statement read, "A fire occurred at BPCL Mumbai Refinery at Mahul plant today at around 1445hrs. The fire was in the Compressor shed of Hydrocracker plant. The fire is being fought by The Refinery fire fighting team. The fire is still on but is under control. There has been minor injury sustained by 2 people. They were attended at our Refinery Medical Centre and are being taken to hospital for further treatment. Further update will be given at 5.00 pm."

According to news agency ANI, two foam tenders and two jumbo tankers were also rushed to the plant.


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