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Fire at RIL’s Jamnagar Refinery Leaves 2 Dead, 6 Injured

Date : Nov 25, 2016

A fire broke out at Reliance Industries' refinery complex in Jamnagar leaving two dead and six injured on Thursday, reports said.

 

The fire was reported in the early hours on Thursday at the fluid catalytic cracking unit - a gasoline-making unit, which was under planned shutdown for maintenance.

 

The company informed about the fire incident but claimed no impact on production.

 

Reports claimed that eight persons had sustained injuries and were subsequently rushed to a civil hospital in Jamnagar, where two had succumbed to their injuries. They were reported dead.

 

In a statement after the incident, RIL spokesperson stated, "There was an unfortunate flash fire in one of the units under a planned maintenance shutdown in our DTA 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," the statement added. The refinery has a crude processing capacity of 1.2 million barrels per day, with a domestic tariff area (DTA), where the fire was reported and a special economic zone (SEZ).

 

RIL shares ended down by 1.65 per cent at Rs 992.4.