Inquiry ordered into explosion at HPCL plant in Visakhapatnam

Petroleum Ministry has ordered a high-level inquiry in the HPCL Vikash Refinery blast. About six people were killed and 40 were injured in the accident.

Aug 25, 2013 13:24 IST
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The Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry on 24 August 2013 ordered a high-level inquiry into the explosion that took place at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, HPCL plant in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Background: A major blast took place at the HPCL Vikash Refinery on 23 August 2013 leading to the collapse of the under construction cooling tower of the ongoing diesel hydro de-sulphurisation expansion project. The reason for the blast that caused massive fire is yet not known.

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