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Mumbai: One critical, 21 injured as major fire breaks out at Bharat Petroleum plant

Mumbai: A fire broke out at a refinery of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in Mumbai after explosions on Wednesday afternoon, a Fire Brigade official said.

According to news agency ANI, one person was reported in critical condition whereas 21 people were injured.

The plant at Mahul road in Chembur area of Mumbai caught fire at around 3 pm, the official said.

Seven fire engines and two foam tenders have been pressed into service to douse the blaze, the official said.

Rescue operations are underway and more details are awaited.

(With inputs from agencies)