Saturday, May 21

Kolkata: Fire At Haldia Refinery Kills, Injures Dozens In India

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. Kolkata: Fire at Haldia refinery unit killed 3, injured 44, a company source said

. Haldia is located near Kolkata (West Bengal)

. The Haldia Refinery,  processing 2.5 million oil tonnes per year

Kolkata, India (PNB NEWS). Three deaths were reported and 44 more were injured at the Haldia refinery, according to the firm.

Around 2.50 p.m., the accident occurred when maintenance work was in full swing, a company source said, on Tuesday. 

The gasoline-making refinery unit was affected, according to the company’s administration source.

IOC, the country’s major oil refinery, stopped its offshore refinery in eastern India for around 50 days, in the first week of this month for maintenance, according to a company spokesman.

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A flash fire appears to be the primary cause of the disaster, which resulted in severe casualties.

The fire was quickly put out, and the situation is now under control, according to the firm, which also stated that authorities are investigating the reason for the incident.

According to a senior police officer in the Purba Medinipur district, 37 of the 44 wounded were transferred to a Calcutta hospital.

The same source further added that that seven injured are in critical condition.

No piece of information about the deceased was immediately released by the firm. 

 

 

 

 

 

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