Fire doused at gas plant in western India, 4 reported dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire Tuesday at a state-run oil and gas processing plant in western India has reportedly killed four people.

The Oil and Natural Gas Commission, which runs the plant, said on Twitter that the fire broke out in the stormwater drainage in the plant and was doused within two hours.

Press Trust of India news agency quoted police as saying four people were killed and three injured by the fire. More than 20 fire engines rushed to the scene.

The ONGC hasn’t given any casualty figures.

The cause of the fire in Navi Mumbai township near India’s financial capital of Mumbai is not immediately known.

The ONGC said there was no impact on oil processing in the plant and the supply of gas has been diverted to another plant.

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