Three consecutive blasts took place which was followed by a massive fire
According to official information, there were three consecutive blasts at two terminals of the Hazira-based ONGC plant in Surat at around 3:00 AM. The blast leads to a massive fire which was seen from a distance.
The company stated that the tremendous fire that broke out this morning at an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC) gas has been brought under control. ONGC tweeted, “There is no casualty or injury to any person.”
The eye witness said that the sound of the blast was heard as far as 10 kilometers. The fire was caused by a crack in the 36-inch Uran-Mumbai gas pipeline. All the terminals have been shut down due to precautionary measures.
According to the Surat Collector Dhaval Patel, seven fire tenders and several firefighters were immediately sent to the spot to provide relief when the blast took place. He added that the depressurization of the pressurized gas system was underway.
He said, “We are relieved that the fire was contained inside the premises of the plant and did not escalate to an off-site emergency.” The ONGC plant will also become partially operational in two to three hours according to the official.