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Major fire breaks out in HPCL Plant in Vizag:- A major fire broke out at the plant of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) in Visakhapatnam's Malkapuram in Andhra Pradesh this afternoon. The fire tenders rushed to the spot to bring the things to control. The experts from the Indian Navy also rushed to the spot to carry the rescue operations. The fire was brought to a control very soon and there were no casualties reported. The efforts to locate the six HPCL employees is currently on and all the employees are moved out from the premises on a safe note. The videos of the flames and smoke coming from the HPCL plant went viral all over.
The local administration authorities are investigating the matter and the officials said that the fire broke out due to a blast in the pipeline in the crude distillation unit (CDU) of the plant in HPCL. The plant is shut down after the accident and the things are brought to a control. "A fire incident occurred in one of the crude processing units of HPCL’s Visakh Refinery today. Safety measures & firefighting was activated immediately. The fire has been extinguished. There is no casualty and no risk to the public. Other Refinery operations are normal", HPCL issued a statement.