Blast kills five at Asia's biggest shipbreaking yard, say officials
Published on Jun 28, 2014 6:21 PM
AHMEDABAD, India (AFP) - Five people were killed and at least two injured on Saturday in a gas explosion at Asia's largest shipbreaking yard on the west coast of India, police said.
The accident occurred as a group of labourers were breaking up a ship at a yard in Alang, in the state of Gujarat.
"Five people have died following the explosion due to gas leakage in the ship on which they were working," Mr Maninder Pratap Singh Pawar, a senior police officer from Bhavnagar district, told AFP.
"Out of the five, two died on the spot while three succumbed to burn injuries in the hospital," Mr Pawar added.
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