Gas plant fire in west India kills 4 workers, firefighters

NEW DELHI — A fire Tuesday at a state-run oil and gas processing plant in western India killed at least four people.

Police officer V. Damgude said the four dead were firefighters or workers at the plant. Press Trust of India news agency said another three people were injured and hospitalized.

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, which runs the plant, said on Twitter the fire started in the stormwater drainage in the plant and was doused within two hours. More than 20 fire engines rushed to the scene in Navi Mumbai township near India's financial capital of Mumbai.

The ONGC said there was no impact on oil processing in the plant and the supply of gas has been diverted to another plant.

___

This story has been corrected to say the plant operator is the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, not commission.

You may also like these

Aid groups warn of crisis as Mongolia hit by...

Dec 21, 2016

Another unusually harsh winter in Mongolia that's decimating livestock and sending temperatures to...

Global markets mixed after Wall Street loss

Dec 23, 2016

Asian markets are mostly lower while Europe has gained in early trading ahead of the Christmas...

China says some factories have violated anti-smog...

Jan 3, 2017

China's environmental ministry says an unspecified number of companies have violated measures meant...

Chinese delegation open to meeting Trump's team...

Jan 11, 2017

A Chinese official says President Xi Jinping's delegation to the World Economic Forum is open to...

'One China principle' not negotiable, China tells...

Jan 16, 2017

Responding to remarks by Donald Trump, China's Foreign Ministry says the country's "one-China...

Sign up now!

The Financial Capital is your independent source for finance information and advice. We provide insights and offer advice from financial experts so you can make the best decisions.

Contact us: sales[at]thefinancialcapital.com