A major fire broke out on Tuesday morning at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)’s Uran oil and gas processing plant in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday. Reports say as many as five people died on the spot while more than eight people received serious injuries in the incident. After being informed, several fire tenders rushed to the spot and firefighters from JNPT, ONGC, Navi Mumbai and Panvel worked together and brought the fire under after two hours.

The local police also reached the spot and sealed 1 km area around the plant. Navi Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Kumar told the media that 5 people were rescued from the fire, out of which 2 were dead and 3 have been admitted to the hospital. If the sources are to be believed then still some people being trapped inside the fire.

Saluting the supreme sacrifice of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawans who lost their lives in the ONGC plant fire in Navi Mumbai, the CISF on Tuesday said in a tweet that HC Eranna Nayaka, CT Mahendra Kumar, CT Satish Prasad attained martyrdom during fire fighting operation at ONGC Uran, Navi Mumbai. CISF officer Lalit S Jha said the men, who were the initial responders, passed away due to an explosion in the pipeline and the central armed police will be indebted for their bravery and commitment.

CISF jawans die in ONGC fire, ONGC plant in Navi Mumbai

Sharing the latest information about the fire, ONGC, in a tweet, said, the fire broke out in stormwater drainage areas of Uran oil gas processing plant early morning. ONGC fire services and crisis management team immediately reacted to it and started the operation to rescue people and douse the fire.

The government undertaking said no impact has been created on Oil processing. The Gas has been diverted to Hazira Plant and the situation is being assessed.

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is India’s largest crude oil and natural gas company, which  contributes over 70 % to India’s domestic production.

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