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Major fire at Numaligarh Refinery Limited

A major fire broke out in Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL). The cause of the refinery is not known immediately.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Apr 07, 2012, 08.24 PM IST
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GUWAHATI: A major fire broke out in Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL). The cause of the refinery is not known immediately. Anti talk ULFA militant have claimed the responsibility for the fire.

A senior official in the company said that fire broke out in the hydro cracker unit around 6.40pm on Saturday.” There is no casualty. The fire is yet to be doused.”

In NRL Bharat Petroleum Corporation holds 61.65 % stake while Oil India Limited (OIL) has 26 % and Government of Assam has 12.35% stake in the refinery.

In a statement to media houses, hardliner ULFA has claimed the responsibility for the fire. Sources in police have ruled out sabotage from militants.

Union ministry of home Affairs (MHA) has sounded alert in Assam and its neighboring states ahead of the outlawed outfit, anti talk ULFA’s raising day on April 7. The ministry has warned that hardliner ULFA may attack soft target.

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