Major fire at Haldia Petrochemical's unit in Bengal, India; Injures 15

Major fire at Haldia Petrochemical's unit in Bengal, India; Injures 15

5:59 AM, 23rd September 2019
East Midnapore: Smoke rises after a fire breaks out at Naptha Cracker unit of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd., at Haldia in East Midnapore. (PTI Photo)
East Midnapore: Smoke rises after a fire breaks out at Naptha Cracker unit of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd., at Haldia in East Midnapore. (PTI Photo)

HALDIA, INDIA: A major fire broke out at the naphtha cracker unit of the Haldia Petrochemicals Limited in West Bengal, injuring 15 people, a senior police official said.

The blaze that broke was yet to be brought under control, Purba Medinipur Superintendent of Police V Solomon Nesakumar said.

The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital, he said.

The condition of three of the injured is "very serious", while the rest have suffered "moderate burns" the police said.

Some of the injured were being brought to Kolkata for treatment, he said.

The police officer could not say whether workers are trapped inside the unit. District Magistrate Partha Ghosh said: "I am not aware of the incident. I am busy with other things."

Source: PTI

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