A massive blast and a fire at 2.55 pm happened at the main refinery complex of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Mumbai. Fire and smoke were seen emanating at BPCL’s refinery near the Eastern Freeway in Chembur, Mumbai. Mumbai fire department reported called its a level 3 fire call. Mumbai Fire Chief said that seven fire engines, two jumbo tankers, and two foam tenders have been rushed to the refinery complex. The blast was so massive that the shock waves shook the glass panes windows of residential buildings four km away. One Resident around the plant said that it felt like an earthquake. Total 21 people have been reported as injured so far. Further details are being awaited. For more update stay in this article, we are updating it continuously.
43 workers have been reported injured due to impact. After preliminary treatment at BPCL First Aid Centre, 22 were allowed to go home. 21 were shifted to Inlax hospital, Chembur. One is being treated in ICU – DCP Zone-VI
Blast in Chembur BPCL Refinery Company
The explosion occurred in the Hydrocracker unit, which is causing large fireballs from this place. After the explosion in BPCL, a big quake and smog took place. The windows of the nearest house had broken, which got feared many people. Meanwhile, the surrounding companies have been shut down.
Total 300 to 400 workers of the BPCL refinery company were still stuck in the plant. BPCL refinery company has been facing a big trouble. During the explosion at the accidental area, people were present in large numbers and trying to help others.
How did it happen?
A massive fire broke out at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)’s RMP plant in Chembur on Wednesday afternoon. the level- III fire broke out at a plant in Chembur’s Mahul refinery which jolted the nearby buildings. According to the latest update, the fire broke out at Hydro Cracker plant of BPCL refinery and is now under control. The firefighting operation is underway.
People posted their views on Twitter and said that they felt shakings or a kind of little earthquake over a km away from the area and noticed some weird blast-like smell in the air. The reason for the explosion is unknown till yet. Near about nine fire tenders, 2 jumbo tankers, and two foam tenders are present at the spot. No damage to life or property has been reported so far. Reports inform that the blast was so powerful that residents of the buildings ran outside to save their lives.