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3 dead in fire at RIL’s Vadodara complex

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on November 29, 2018 Published on November 29, 2018

The Vadodara City police has registered a case of accidental death and initiated inquiry.

Three contract workers died in a fire at one of the units in Reliance Industries Limited’s Koyali complex in Vadodara early on Thursday.

“In an unfortunate incident this morning a fire broke out in PBR2 plant of the Vadodara complex. The fire was restricted to one section of the plant and timely action by Reliance fire fighting team helped in quickly extinguishing the fire,” the company said in a statement.

“Unfortunately three contract workers who were injured later succumbed to injuries, despite the best efforts of the medical team,” it added.

The Vadodara City police has registered a case of accidental death and initiated inquiry. “Fire was reported around 3.30 am today at one of the machines at the unit. Prima facie overheating of one of the machines appears to be the cause of fire. But an investigation is on. Three casualties have been reported due to the fire, which was restricted to one part of the unit,” said a police official from Jawaharnagar Police Station, under whose jurisdiction the Koyali refinery falls.

The company had attended to the fire call on its own.

While assuring support to the families of the victims, RIL added, “While an investigation will be conducted to ascertain the reasons of the fire, the rest of the complex is continuing with normal operations.”

Published on November 29, 2018
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