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Fire in IOC refinery in Panipat kills one


CHANDIGARH: A worker was once killed and two others sustained serious burns following a significant fire at the Indian Oil Corp's Panipat refinery in Haryana, police stated on Sunday.

The fire started on Saturday night. Fire tenders have been rushed to keep watch over the flames within the refinery belonging to the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL).

The 22-year-old victim, Mohan Lal, who hailed from Sonipat district and was once engaged by means of a contractor of the refinery, was once trapped within the vacuum distillation unit.

The injured have been rushed to a nearby medical institution, officials stated.

Sources stated the incident took place when unit was once being examined on Saturday night after an previous shutdown.

Gas began to leaked right through the testing, leading to a fireplace. Mohan Lal and every other worker, Deepak, gained serious burn injuries as they have been trapped within the unit. Their supervisor, M.S. Kherkar, was once additionally injured within the incident.


An inside probe has been ordered to determine the reason for the fire.


This isn't the first incident at the refinery within the contemporary past. Two other folks died on January 22, 2018, following a fireplace at the catalyst garage web site of the refinery.


The Panipat refinery is IOCL's technically most complex public sector unit. It is unfold in a space of around four,222 acres and is composed of a refinery and petrochemical complicated.


It caters to the call for of petroleum merchandise in Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, and portions of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.


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