Mumbai: Massive fire at Bharat Petroleum refinery; 21 injured


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As many as 21 people were injured after a fire broke out at a refinery of Bharat Petroleum in Mumbai this afternoon; those injured have been admitted to hospital.

The plant at Mahul road in Chembur area of east Mumbai caught fire at around 3 pm.

Nine fire tenders, two foam tenders, and two jumbo tankers were pressed into service to douse the blaze.

Blaze erupted in the compressor shed of hydrocracker plant: BPCL 

The blaze erupted in the compressor shed of the hydrocracker plant, BPCL said in a statement.

Fire Brigade Chief PS Rahangdale said the fire-fighting operation was made difficult by heat and pressure inside the plant.

Santosh Aadhar, a local resident, said, “A massive explosion was heard near the refinery premises. Its tremors shook windows of our building which is 500m away from the refinery.”


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