At least 45 people have been injured in a massive fire that broke out at a fuel refinery in Mumbai on Wednesday. After preliminary treatment at BPCL first aid centre, 22 workers were allowed to go home while 21 were shifted to Inlax hospital in Chembur. One of the injured workers has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) ward of the hospital.
Some of the workers have fracture and lacerated wounds.
The Level-III fire broke out at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited-RMP plant in Chembur area of Mumbai. At least 9 fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot.
#Maharashtra: Level- III fire breaks out at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited-RMP plant in Chembur; 9 fire tenders, 2 foam tenders and 2 jumbo tankers present at the spot. pic.twitter.com/g7hY7xqeE1
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The BPCL earlier released an official statement saying that fire broke out at 2.45 pm on Wednesday in the compressor shed of hydrocracker plan, and two people had suffered minor injuries in the same. The attempts to douse the fire are underway.
The statement read, "A fire occurred at BPCL Mumbai Refinery at Mahul plant today at around 1445hrs. The fire was in the Compressor shed of Hydrocracker plant. The fire is being fought by The Refinery fire fighting team. The fire is still on but is under control. There has been minor injury sustained by 2 people. They were attended at our Refinery Medical Centre and are being taken to hospital for further treatment. Further update will be given at 5.00 pm."
According to news agency ANI, two foam tenders and two jumbo tankers were also rushed to the plant.