MASSIVE FIRE AT ONGC’S SURAT PLANT AFTER 3 CONSECUTIVE BLAST
A massive fire that broke out at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) gas processing plant in Gujarat early this morning has been brought under control, the company said. “There is no casualty or injury to any person,” ONGC said on its Twitter account.
According to official information, three repeated blasts took place at two terminals of the Hazira-based ONGC plant in Surat at around 3:00 AM. The blast was shadowed by a massive fire that could be seen from a distance.
The sound of the blast was heard as far as 10 km, according to eye witnesses.
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.
At Night 3:05 am there were last night, three continuously blasts took place at the ONGC Hazira plant which ran to the fire. Seven fire estimates and several firefighters instantly stretch to the spot to provide relief. Surat Collector Dhaval Patel said that No injured have been reported.
He further said that the depressurization of the pressurized gas system was underway
It is thankful that fire was controlled by firefighters and it did not increase out of plant premises, he said. The official said that the ONGC plant will also become in part working in two to three hours.