Two workers killed in fire at ONGC oil well near Ahmedabad

Two contractual workers were killed in a fire that broke out at an oil well of the public sector Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) near here while repair and maintenance operations were being carried out by a chartered hire workover rig last night.
The fire broke out at around 2030 hours yesterday in well number 6 at Nandej, near here, while the workover operations were being carried out by the rig, Akash 4, an ONGC press release said.
"Unfortunately two contractual workers have lost their lives in the incident. While Sanjay Mahendra Singh, 25 was brought dead, Shahjad Alam Ansari, 27 succumbed to the injury at 0700 hours today.
"Four other contractual workers who were afflicted with severe burn injuries are being treated at a nearby hospital in Ahmedabad," the release said.
Senior officers from ONGC Ahmedabad Asset including Asset Manager, Crisis Management Team, HSE (Health, Safety and Environment), Security and Medical services had immediately rushed to the spot to take all possible measures to bring the fire under control. 
The state administration including police and fire services provided all supports to contain the situation, the release said.
Nine fire tenders, four of ONGC and five from the District Fire Services, were deployed and the fire was completely extinguished by 2120 hours, it said.
"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," the release added.

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