Fire breaks out at ONGC oil well in Nandej

In a tragedy that struck, two contractual workers died after a major fire broke out in an oil well of ONGC at Nandej in Gujarat.

The location is said to be 20 km from Ahmedabad.

Four other contractual workers who suffered severe burn injuries are being treated at a nearby hospital in Ahmedabad.

It is learnt that the fire broke out around 8.30 PM, while repair and maintenance operations were being carried out by chartered hire work over Rig Akash 4.

Nine fire tenders were pressed into action. The fire was completely doused by 9:20 PM.

The ONGC said in its release, “Unfortunately, two contractual workers have lost their lives in the incident.

While Sanjay Mahendra Singh, 25 brought dead, Shahjad Alam Ansari, 27 died at 7 AM today.

Four other contractual workers who were afflicted with severe burn injuries are being treated at a nearby Hospital in Ahmedabad.”

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