Two people have died and at least four others were injured following a gas pipeline blast near Oil & Natural Gas Corporation’s Kalol field in Gujarat, western India.

The blast took place on Tuesday morning after a gas pipeline leakage in a nearby residential area.

"Primarily it appears that two houses collapsed after a pipeline exploded due to gas leakage, experts are verifying it," Abhay Chudasama, Inspector General of Police of Gandhinagar Range told local reporters.

ONGC’s Ahmedabad asset also confirmed the development, but added that the gas pipeline did not belong to the company.

“An unfortunate gas leakage took place at around 09:30 hours today (Tuesday) in a gas pipeline in a residential area near ONGC’s Kalol field.

"ONGC confirms that this pipeline where the accident took place does not belong to ONGC,” a statement issued by the company’s Ahmedabad asset claimed.

ONGC said that its fire tenders have rushed to the spot and the company’s “crisis management team has been instructed to be on standby for any kind of exigency and support".

The name of the company operating the gas pipeline could not be confirmed by Upstream, with further details awaited.

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