Mumbai: A series of loud explosions followed by a massive fire were reported at a refinery of the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) at Chembur in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai.
At least a dozen fire tenders and five jumbo tankers were battling the blaze, which along with a thick black smoke cloud could be seen from several kilometres away.
Several workers are feared trapped inside the plant, though there were no reports of casualties. The cause of the mishap is not known.
There are several residential colonies and slums around the BPCL plant.
Here is a video of the incident posted by a twitter user.
Fire engulfed a petrochemical unit in Chembur. It's a BPCL RMP plant in Mahul. Explosion like sound was heard upto few kilometres. Seven fire engines, two foam tenders, two jumbo tankers have been pressed into service.— Diwakar Sharma (@DiwakarSharmaa) August 8, 2018