India Cochin Shipyard fire: At least five dead, several injured after blast onboard Sagar Bhushan

09:16  13 february  2018
09:16  13 february  2018 Source:   indianexpress.com

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A fire has been reported onboard Sagar Bhushan , a drill vessel at Cochin Shipyard leaving at least five dead and several injured . The ship is owned by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and had been docked at the yard for maintenance work.

At least five people were killed and 11 others were injured in a blast on an ONGC ship at the Cochin Shipyard in Kerala on Tuesday morning. A blast was heard from a docked vessel Sagar Bhushan at around 10 am, informed sources.

A fire has been reported onboard Sagar Bhushan, a drill vessel at Cochin Shipyard leaving at least five dead and several injured. The ship is owned by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and had been docked at the yard for maintenance work. The blast reportedly took place inside the water tank of the ship. At least two people are still stuck inside the vessel and efforts are on to rescue them.

Two of the dead have been identified as Gavin and Ramshad.

Fire and rescue teams are at the site. More details are awaited. The Cochin Shipyard is shut today on Mahashivratri and only some sections were open to conduct maintenance work. What caused the fire is yet to be ascertaiend.

Blast Onboard Docked ONGC Vessel At Cochin Shipyard, 5 Dead .
Blast Onboard Docked ONGC Vessel At Cochin Shipyard, 5 DeadAccording to sources in the shipyard, a blast was heard from a docked vessel, Sagar Bhushan, around 10 am, when around 20 people were working in the ship. The blast took place in the tank of the ship, which is owned by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. The drilling vessel was being repaired at the dry dock of the shipyard.

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