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Vizag refinery fire extinguished, operations normal: HPCL

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The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) stated on Tuesday that the fire which broke out at its Vizag plant has been brought under control.

It also clarified that there are no casualties in the mishap that occurred at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

HPCL tweeted, “A fire incident has occurred at one of the crude distilleries of HPCL’s Visakha Refinery at 3 pm on 25th May 2021. Safety measures and firefighting was activated. The fire has been extinguished. There is no casualty or risk to public. Other refinery operations are normal.”

Workers at the plant said that as soon as the alarm rang, they left the place as fire tenders rushed in to douse the flames.

Earlier at around 3 p.m., panic ensued after the fire broke out, following a huge explosion, at the HPCL refinery. Dense plumes of smoke and flames were seen rising from the refinery.

On hearing of the incident, police rushed to the spot and evacuated the people from there.

The fire had caused panic among the people in the surrounding localities. However, District Collector Vinay Chand said that the situation is under control and people need not worry.

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Fire breaks out at HPCL refinery in Vizag

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Panic ensued after a fire broke out at the refinery of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) here on Tuesday. Dense plumes of smoke and flames were seen rising from the refinery.

On getting news about the incident, the police rushed to the spot and evacuated the people from there. According to sources, the fire broke out at the newly-constructed block in the HPCL premises. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.

Further details are awaited.

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