India – Fire breaks out at Paradip oil refinery
A fire broke out inside the premises of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)’s new refinery at Paradip on Saturday evening triggering panic in the port town.
The cause behind the fire is not yet known. Seven fire brigade vehicles were trying to douse the fire at the time of writing this story.
The details of the damage due to the fire are also not yet known. The multi-crore refinery, one of the biggest in eastern India, is scheduled to be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 7.
The mishap at a time when hectic preparations are on for Modi’s trip to the new refinery has come as a major setback for the authorities.
Sources in Paradip said fire broke out near the gate number one of the refinery where construction activities were on for a helipad.