Chembur fire
Chembur fire

Mumbai: The workers who witnessed the explosion at the BPCL plant have gone into a state of shock, recounting the horror. The eyewitness are barely able to forget the impact of the explosion they witnessed. “I am still in a state of shock as I feel I am listening to the sounds of the blast. My ears are echoing with the buzzing sound and I cannot sit still,” said a worker.

His feelings are echoed by Tulsi, a worker who is originally from Andhra Pradesh. Tulsi said he was working in Unit No 402, which was near the hydrogen tank, feared the worst after the blast and cannot believe he is still alive. “As soon as the blast occurred, along with other workers, I ran immediately to save my life. Since I was close to the site where the blast occurred, I feared I would not live to see tomorrow. My ears are still ringing from the impact of the sound.”

Many workers are clueless about the exact cause of the explosion. Anil Kumar, who works at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation LTD (BPCL) plant, said, “We have no clue how the explosion occurred. All I can remember is the second I heard sound of the explosion we just ran away. While running, a metal sheet scraped my leg, as everything was in pieces around the blast site. I could feel things falling on my head.”

Names of the injured in the blast

The BPCL officials confirmed the investigations are going on for the cause of the explosion and evaluate the incident. The refinery and plants around are functioning as normal.

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