Massive Fire At ONGC’s Surat Plant, No Casualties Reported
Massive fire breaks out at ONGC plant in Surat, no casualties reported
A massive fire broke out at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant in Surat early this morning. As per offical reports, three consecutive blasts took place at two terminal of the Hazira based plant in Surat. The blasts took place around 3.00 am in the morning. The blasts were followed by a massive fire.
— ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2020
The company in a statement on Twitter said that the massive blast has been brought under control. There is no casualty or injury to any person.
A fire was observed in the Hazira Gas processing plant in the morning today. Fire has been brought under control. There is no casualty or injury to any person.
— ONGC (@ONGC_) September 24, 2020
Sources added that the sound of the blast was heard as far as 10 km. The fire was reportedly caused by a rupture in the 36-inch Uran-Mumbai gas pipeline. All terminals have been closed down as a precautionary measure.
Surat Collector Dhaval Patel was quoted as saying by news agency ANI, “Around 3:05 am last night, three consecutive blasts took place at the ONGC Hazira plant which led to the fire. Seven fire tenders and several firefighters immediately reached the spot to provide relief. No casualties have been reported so far. We are relieved that the fire was contained inside the premises of the plant and did not escalate to an off-site emergency.”