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Fire at Haldia oil refinery, 3 killed

A fire at Indian Oil refinery Corporation Limited at Haldia, West Bengal killed three people and injured 44, the company said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at around 2:50 p.m. local time during maintenance-related work at a gasoline-making unit of the 160,000 barrel-per-day refinery, the company said.

“The primary cause seems to be a flash fire leading to burn injuries to 44 persons and 3 persons have unfortunately succumbed to their injuries,” it said in a statement.

The fire was immediately extinguished and the situation is under control, the company said, adding that authorities were investigating the cause of the incident.

News Room, December 21,2021