Thick smoke from oil refinery triggers panic among locals in Vizag

Thick plumes of smoke seen rising from a Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited plant in the city on Thursday afternoon triggered panic among locals.

The smoke was released from a CDU (Crude Distillation Unit) of at HPCL, which according to company official occurred due to a “technical snag” at the unit and the situation was immediately brought under control.

HPCL PRO Kalidas told ANI: “Due to a technical snag and temperature issues plant-3 restarted, thick smoke came out when the plant was started. Immediately a team of HPCL technical swung into action and took immediate measures to stop smoke, catalyst backup, situation under controlled and resumed operations.”

The situation is currently under control, he said.

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