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