Bharat Petroleum Refinery Plant a huge fire hazard and many injuries

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MUMBAI: A major fire broke out at Bharat Petroleum plant in Mahul, Chembur on Wednesday afternoon.

Fire and blast in Hydrocarbon plant containing 72 ton hydrocarbon used for diesel generation in cacking vacuum gas oil and hydrocarbon unit caused damage to nearby plants.

A total of 41 people have been injured out of which 22 persons are being treated at BPCL medical centre whereas remaining 19 person are undergoing treatment at Sushrut Hospital, Chembur.

“Due to tremendous heat and buildup pressure fire Fighting is being carried out from safe distance and using fixed monitors” said chief fire officer PS Rahangdale.

Mono rail services have been stopped and nearby buildings have been asked to vacate.

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