Fire at Reliance’s Vadodara refinery, 3 people killed

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Three people were killed in Reliance IPCL refinery in Gujarat’s Vadodara due to a blast at a Polybutadiene Rubber plant on early November 29 morning.

Sources revealed that the blast took place around 3 am when other employees of the plant had gone out for snacks, while the three were inside the complex.

In a statement, Reliance Industries Limited said that the fire was restricted to one section of the plant following the timely action by the firefighting team.

The statement reads, “Our prayers and sympathies are with their families in their time of grief and will support the family to overcome their personal tragedy.”

The three deceased were identified as Pritesh Patel, Arun Dabhi and Mahendra Jadav. Following the incident, they have been taken to SSG hospital for the post-mortem examination.

Arun’s sister Hina Dabhi added, “He had been working at the same factory for the last 20 years on a contractual basis as a plant operator and supervisor. He had evening shift yesterday but had continued a night shift because a friend of his wanted to switch shifts.”

The company added that the probe will be conducted to ascertain the cause of the fire.  The rest of the complex is continuing with normal operations.