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Fire at ONGC oil well kills 2

Fire at ONGC oil well kills 2

Ahmedabad: Two contractual workers were killed in a fire at an ONGC well near here, the company said Thursday.

A fire broke out around 2030 hours on Wednesday at Nandej well when repair and maintenance operations were being carried out by chartered hire Workover Rig Akash 4, it said in a statement.

Nine fire tenders — four of ONGC and five from district fire services — were deployed and the fire was completely extinguished in less than an hour. "Unfortunately two contractual workers have lost their lives in the incident. While Sanjay Mahendra Singh, 25, was brought dead (at hospital on Wednesday), Shahjad Alam Ansari, 27, succumbed to the injury at 0700 hours today (Thursday)," it said.

Four other contractual workers with severe burn injuries are being treated at a hospital here.

"While reasons behind this accident are being enquired into, ONGC is committed to provide all support as per its policy to the bereaved families as well as the ones who have suffered burn injuries,"

it said.

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