The fire broke out in the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plant at Surat in India. The area was shaken by three consecutive blasts around 3am on Thursday. Then the fire started blazing. Several fire engines arrived at the scene. ONGC authorities said the fire was under control. No casualties were reported in the incident.
The cause of the explosion is still unclear. However, it is learned that the blast took place on the Mumbai-Flight Pipeline. As a result of the fire, work in all the tunnels of this plant of ONGC has been stopped.
According to local sources, the blast was so intense that sound could be heard from a distance of 10 km. According to the news agency ANI, three explosions took place between five and three o’clock in the morning.
Surat district administration and police officials went to the ONGC plant as soon as they got the news of the incident. The administration said it would investigate the cause of the blast. However, the administration has said that work on the ONGC plant in Surat will start partially from noon on Thursday.
The fire was brought under control until 9 a.m., but it was not completely extinguished. Now seven fire engines are doing that.