Massive fire at Indian Oil Hazira depot kills three

Massive fire at Indian Oil Hazira depot kills three

7:20 AM, 7th January 2013
Massive fire at Indian Oil Hazira depot kills three
Massive fire at Indian Oil Hazira depot kills three.

SURAT, INDIA: Three charred bodies were recovered from Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) depot in Hazira that was engulfed in a massive fire on 5 January 2013. The fire which erupted in a diesel tank was extinguished after 24 hours on 6 January 2013. At least 75 fire tenders and 30 water tankers used more than 80 lakh litres of water and 70 lakh litres of foam to put out the fire.

The fire reportedly started after a blast in tank No 4, which contained nearly 55 lakh litres of diesel, during a welding work by three technicians to repair a leak. Meanwhile, the estimated loss in the fire has been put at Rs 45 crore ($8.20 million).

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