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Guwahati: A massive fire broke out in the hydrocracker unit of Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) Assam’s Golaghat district on Monday, an official said. A loud explosion was heard as a major blaze erupted at the refinery late evening.

The fire has been brought under control and there is no report of casualties or injuries, NRL spokesperson Madhuchanda Addhikari said.

The fire broke out in Vessel VV-4 of the refinery’s hydrocarbon unit at around 7.20 pm and fire fighters were immediately rushed to the spot to douse the fire, the refinery spokesperson said

The cause of the fire is yet to be known and preliminary investigation into it has begun, she said. The quantum of the loss incurred is yet to be ascertained, Adhikari added.

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A person at the site of the fire at Numaligarh Refinery said, “We heard a sudden explosion. Then we saw smokes and the sky turned yellow. As we live nearby, we rushed to the scene. We saw flames erupting from within and later found out that a fire had broken out at the Hydrocracker unit.”

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