A minimum of 5 individuals died in blast on the Cochin Shipyard Restricted at round 10:45pm on Tuesday.

| TNN | Up to date: Feb 13, 2018, 13:39 IST

Highlights

  • Blast on ONGC’s tanker Sagar Bhushan berthed for repairs
  • These working on the time of the blast had been largely day by day labourers and contract staff
  • Efforts on to rescue these caught on ship

Five die in fire on ship under repair at Cochin Shipyard
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KOCHI: A minimum of 5 individuals died in blast on the Cochin Shipyard Restricted at round 10:45pm on Tuesday.

The blast befell on the ONGC owned ship Sagar Bhusha, which was docked on the the Cochin Shipyard for upkeep.

Kochi metropolis Police commissioner, MP Dinesh stated that incident befell on the shipyards dry docks of the shipyards. The fireplace was introduced underneath management round 11:00am.

Aside from the 5 that died within the incident, round 10 others have additionally been injured. They had been rushed to native hospital.

Employees say that as many as over 200 individuals might’ve been working contained in the ship if it was not for a vacation of Shivarathri.

The deceased has been confirmed as Unnikrishnan, a security officer with the shipyard, and Jayan, Ramshad and Jivin, who had been contract staff.

Following the request of Cochin Shipyard, Indian Navy additionally despatched their hearth tenders to the spot to assist convey the hearth underneath management.

Minister for Street Transport & Highways, Transport and Water Sources, Nithin Gadkari tweeted that he has spoken to the Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard and requested has him to supply “all crucial medical assist to victims and to provoke instant inquiry with assist of involved businesses”.


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Fireplace on ship underneath restore at Cochin Shipyard, 5 killed

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