Setting up a massive blaze around the an oil and gas processing plant of state-run ONGC at Uran near Mumbai this morning, the dooms have forced seven to breath last.
Two more being injured, the police have sealed a 1-km area around the plant and the firepersons have managed to bring the situation under control after two hours. “Five ONGC workers and two firefighters died in the industrial accident”, the officials confirmed.
ONGC in a tweet said the fire broke out in a storm water drain of the oil and gas processing plant at Uran, 45 km from Mumbai. Oil processing is not affected, the company tweeted, adding gas has been diverted to a plant at Hazira in Gujarat, 330 km away.
ONGC is the largest crude oil and natural gas company in India, contributing around 70 per cent to domestic production. It is a Public Sector Undertaking of the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.