Fire At RIL Refinery In Jamnagar Kills 2

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Gandhinagar: Two workers were killed while six others were critically injured after fire broke out at the refinery complex of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in Jamnagar in the wee hours of Thursday.

Jamnagar district police control room said that the fire broke out at the RIL refinery complex in Moti Khavdi village at around 3 am on Thursday after an event of gas leakage. Eight workers suffered burn injuries and were rushed to state government-run GG Hospital in Jamnagar city.

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Total eight persons have been admitted to the hospital and two of them have died. The remaining six are being shifted to higher centres for further treatment,” a doctor of the GG Hospital confirmed to The Indian Express.

While Jamnagar SP Paradip Shejul couldn’t be reached for comment, Meghpar police station under whose jurisdiction the refinery complex falls said they were waiting for further information.

Meanwhile, in a statement, RIL said the unit where the fire broke out was under maintenance shutdown and that the fire had been put out.

“There was an unfortunate flash fire in one of the units under a planned maintenance shutdown in our DTA (Domestic Tariff Area) refinery at Jamnagar. While the Reliance fire brigade extinguished the fire swiftly, this has resulted in injuries to some contract workers, who are being provided necessary medical treatment. All operations of the refinery continue to be normal,” read the RIL statement.

 

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