Mumbai: Massive fire at Bharat-Petroleum refinery leaves 45 injured

Mumbai: A massive fire broke out at Bharat-Petroleum’s refinery on Wednesday, leaving 45 people injured. Among these injured people, one person is said to be critical. The fire broke out after several explosions were heard at 3 PM, a fire brigade official was quoted as saying by PTI.

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The Bharat-Petroleum plant is located at Mahul road in Chembur area. Seven fire brigades and two foam tenders have been pressed into service to douse the blaze, an official said.

“The fire is still on but is under control,” Bharat Petroleum said in a statement. The fire is confined to the hydrocracker plant, Reuters quoted Mumbai fire chief PS Rahangdale as saying.

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He added that two hose lines of fire engines and two hose lines of fixed firefighting installations were in operation. “Cooling operation is in progress,” he said.

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