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Business News/ News / India/  Massive fire at Numaligarh Refinery in Assam's Golaghat, no casualties reported

A major fire that broke out at Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) —a subsidiary of Oil India Ltd— in Golaghat district of Assam Monday evening, has been brought under control, the refinery said.

"Fire in Vessel VV-4 of hydrocracker unit of Numaligarh refinery, which started around 7.20 pm this evening is under control. No injuries or casualties reported," the refinery said in a statement.

The fire first broke out at a Hydrocracker unit which was followed by a loud explosion, news agency ANI reported.

The reason behind the fire has not been ascertained yet.

Following the incident, the personnel of the fire and safety department of Numaligarh Refinery and fire tenders rushed to the spot.

Kajal Saikia, General Manager (HR) of Numaligarh Refinery said there is no report of any injury in the incident.

"The fire broke out at the Hydrocracker unit of NRL. Our fire and safety department personnel have immediately engaged in works to douse the flame. Now the fire is under control and there is no report of any human casualty in the incident," Kajal Saikia said.

He further said that the Numaligarh Refinery will conduct a technical inquiry to find out the actual cause of fire and total loss.

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Updated: 29 May 2023, 11:09 PM IST
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