Massive fire at ONGC Hazira brought under control

Gujarat Global News Network, Surat

A massive fire broke out at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant in Hazira in Surat on Thursday morning. The fire was brought under control after 12 hours and no casualty or injury has been reported so far. Three powerful blasts left people of Surat in panic. The blast was such powerful that the skyline of the city became orange.

“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 said in a statement.

According to reports, three consecutive blasts took place at two terminals of the Hazira-based ONGC plant in Surat at around 3:30 am. The blast was followed by a massive fire that could be seen from a distance.

Surat Collector and District Magistrate Dhaval Patel said the fire was caused by a rupture in a pipeline at the gas terminal.  “The area was cordoned off, depressurised and cooled as a part of firefighting measures,” Patel said.

Surat Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani said the fire was in the 36-inch Uran-Mumbai gas pipeline.

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