Fire at ONGC factory in Navi Mumbai; several feared dead


Uran (Navi Mumbai) | Several are feared dead in a major fire that broke out an ONGC gas processing plant at Uran in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday morning.

Eight others who have been injured in the fire have been admitted to a hospital, officials have said. The injured have been admitted to a hospital. Gas has been diverted to a plant at the Hazira plant in Gujarat, ONGC has said.

“A fire broke out in stormwater drainage early morning in Uran oil and gas processing plant. ONGC fire services and crisis management team immediately pressed into action. Fire is being contained. No impact on oil processing. Gas diverted to Hazira Plant. The situation is being assessed,” ONGC said in a tweet.

Rescue operations are underway.

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