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Fire breaks out in HPCL's Vizag unit, 2 hurt

VISAKHAPATNAM: Two workers sustained burn accidents after a significant fire broke out at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited's (HPCL) Visakhapatnam unit on Saturday.

The fire erupted in Continuous Catalytic Reformer (CCR) unit in the MS Block in Malkapuram in the afternoon.

Several fire tenders had been pressed into service at the unit - which produces gasoline.

The Vizag unit of HPCL produces 1.66 lakh barrels of gasoline in a day. The unit contains one CCR and an isomerisation unit.

HPCL officer U Sharma told NewsTread that the fire used to be beneath control. It can be doused at any time.

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