The condition of four out of seven injured is critical. They were injured in a tanker explosion while refueling at the refueling point on Friday night at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) depot located at Bhauri Bakania on the Bhopal-Indore bypass.
The 7 people present at the refueling point were all seriously burned at the time of the accident. These include tank truck drivers, cleaners and depot workers. These include Salman (30), Shanu (35), Vinod (37), Raja Miyan (40), Shirak (18), Chhotelal (28), Antram (40). Four injured were admitted to intensive care.
Collector Avinash Lavania said the administration has opened an investigation into the accident at the BPCL storage unit. The cause of the accident will only be known after an investigation.
MP Tanker Workers Association Treasurer Shaukat Ali claimed that fuel filling is done in the Bharat Petroleum depot with old technology.
They also do not have computerized machines or new technology safety equipment. The situation is that there is no automatic fuel metering machine. the counters are not set. Diesel is pumped from the bucket when high or low, while Reliance Depot, on the other hand, has high-tech safety equipment.
He warned that if the manager was not removed, the union would not allow the supply.
An official statement released by Bharat Petroleum Management said six injured crew members and one contract worker from three tankers received the best possible medical attention while on-site personnel brought the fire under control with immediately available resources.
We are doing everything we can to provide the best possible medical aid to the injured. The incident is under investigation. We will only give the report after investigation.
Interestingly, it has been claimed that world-class security standards have been implemented in the depot. A month and a half ago, there was a security audit.