West Bengal: Fire Erupts at Naphtha Cracker Unit of Haldia Petrochemicals, Over 15 Injured
Fire Erupts at Naphtha Cracker Unit of Haldia Petrochemicals (Photo Credits: ANI)

Kolkata, September 20: In a tragic incident, over 15 people were injured after a massive fire broke out at a petrochemical unit in West Bengal on Friday. According to a tweet by ANI, the blaze broke out at Naphtha Cracker unit of Haldia Petrochemicals. Reports inform that the injured ones have been rushed to a nearby hospital in Kolkata for treatment. Reports inform that the the fire broke out at 11:15 am on Friday. According to details by V Solomon Nesakumar, Superintendent of Police of Purba Medinipur, the three of the injured are 'very serious', while the rest have suffered moderate burns.

As soon as the incident was reported, ten fire brigades were pressed into service while several ambulances were also rushed to the spot. According to reports, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is monitoring the situation and has asked authorities to create a green corridor from Haldia to bring the injured to Kolkata. The Haldia Petrochemicals plant, where the blaze took place,  is located in West Bengal's riverport town Haldia, nearly 125 km from Kolkata.

Here's the tweet:

In August, a similar fire incident was reported from West Bengal where the Mother & Child Care Unit of the Government Medical College and Hospital was engulfed in the massive blaze. Reports inform that the fire broke out in Cooch Behar area of the state. Reports inform that all the patients were evacuated safely from the hospital premises.

In July, a similar incident was reported from a hospital in Rajasthan's Jaipur where a massive fire engulfed the ICU centre following a short circuit. Reports inform that the smoke engulfed the ICU on the first floor of JK Lon Hospital in Pink City following which the patients were shifted to another floor of the hospital.