Mumbai, Aug 8: A massive fire broke out at Hydro Cracker plant of Bharat Petroleum refinery in Mumbai’s Chembur on Wednesday.
At least 21 people have sustained injuries with one in critical condition.
#UPDATE: 21 people injured including 1 in critical condition, in fire that broke out at Hydro Cracker plant of BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited) refinery, in Chembur. #Maharashtra https://t.co/iBHcBVBJwR
— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2018
The fire broke out at around 3 pm after several explosions were heard, a fire brigade official was quoted as saying by PTI. The plant is located at Mahul road in Chembur area.
BPCL spokesperson said the fire erupted in the compressor shed of a hydrocracker plant within the plant complex.
“The fire is still on but under control. It is being fought by the BPCL fire fighters team,” said the spokesperson.
The Mumbai Fire Brigade also sent at least a dozen fire tenders and five jumbo tankers to battle the blaze.
Mumbai BPCL just now a huge explore in chembur pic.twitter.com/QCcy8VzcGp
— Kathiravan (@kathir3005) August 8, 2018
The cause of the mishap is not known.
There are several residential colonies and slums around the BPCL plant.