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Naphtha leak leads to fire at CPCL
A fire broke out at Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), the state-owned crude oil refinery, in the wee hours of Tuesday. No one was injured in the incident as it was brought under control in two hours.
Investigation revealed that a leak in the pump transferring naphtha, a by-product of petroleum, caused the fire around 4.35 am. As the emergency alarm went off, the workers rushed to the safe zones. Since the safety personnel of the CPCL could not control the fire, the fire control room was alerted. Fire tenders from Manali, Tiruvottiyur and Ambattur rushed to the spot and doused the fire after a battle that lasted for two hours.
A case has been registered and an investigation has been initiated to ascertain the reason for the leak.