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Two Dead, Four Injured In ONGC Fire Incident At Ahmedabad


March 14, 2019

The official further added that ONGC’s fire and emergency service personnel were on standby and initiated action after back up from the AFES arrived.

File PhotoA fire incident at ONGC’s well near Ahmedabad last night resulted in the death of two contractual workers and left four other severely injured, the oil and gas firm said in a statement on Thursday.

“While Sanjay Mahendra Singh, 25, was brought dead, Shahjad Alam Ansari, 27, succumbed to the injury at 0700 hours today. Four other contractual workers who were afflicted with severe burn injuries are being treated at a nearby hospital in Ahmedabad,” ONGC said.

A senior official of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) told ETEnergyWorld that while the reasons behind the accident are being looked into, preliminary analysis show that an initial blast led to flammable liquid in the area catching fire.

The official further added that ONGC’s fire and emergency service personnel were on standby and initiated action after back up from the AFES arrived.

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According to the company, the fire broke out on Wednesday at around 8.30 PM when repair and maintenance operations were being carried out by the chartered hire work over Rig Akash 4 at ONGC’s well number 6 at Nandej near Ahmedabad.

Nine fire tenders were deployed and fire was extinguished by 9.20 AM, the company added that reasons behind the accident are being enquired into.

Source: Economic Times

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