ONGC presses Crisis Management Team (CMT) into action to control Ankleshwar well fire
ONGC mobilized its Crisis Management Team (CMT) and all resources at its command to control the Fire, which broke out today around 12.30 pm in an onshore well in Olpad area 80 km away from Ankleshwar, during repair and maintenance job.
About 12 persons, seven of them from CMT, sustained burn injuries and have been shifted to a Hospital in Surat. While three of them have already been discharged after first aid, all necessary medical treatment is being given to others.
All non-essential persons have been evacuated from the accident area. Since there is no habitation within two km radius of the Well, there is no danger to the life and property in the surrounding areas.
Apart from the specialized engineers of CMT from various regions, other senior officials of the Ankleshwar Asset as well as from corporate office are present to supervise the fire fighting activities.
The district authorities are providing full support to control the fire and minimize the damage.
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