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Five dead in Cochin Shipyard blast

Tuesday,13 Feb 2018 02:06 PM IST

Media Eye News Bureau: Five persons died and 11 people were injured after a fire engulfed the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) tanker at the Cochin Shipyard here in Kerala on Tuesday morning.

Major tragedy was averted as Tuesday being a holiday and no regular workers of the shipyard were present. Those working at the time of the blast mostly included daily labourers and contract workers

The blast took place around 11 a.m. in the water tank of the berthed ONGC tanker Sagar Bhushan when some 20 workers were working in the tanker ship.

The Sagar Bhushan has been docked at the Cochin Shipyard for a month for repairs and maintenance.

Police sources say for now, the situation at the shipyard in under control.

A detailed inquiry will be required to find out what caused the fire and the blast.

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