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5 killed after explosion at Alang shipyard

The incident took place on Saturday morning when the workers were breaking a ship on plot number 140

BS Reporter & PTI  |  Ahmedabad 

Five workers were killed and two others following an caused by gas leakage at the in Bhavnagar district of

The incident took place on Saturday morning when the workers were breaking a ship on plot number 140 of the recycling yard.

“Five people have died following the in Alang,” confirmed Bhavnagar collector P K Solanki. He said two persons in the incident had been admitted at the Bhavnagar civil hospital for treatment. Solanki said prima facie the reason for the appeared to be gas leakage.

A full-fledged inquiry by the district and labour officials would reveal the exact cause, he said.

Police Sub-Inspector K J Rathod of Marine Police Station, Alang, said forensic officials were on the spot for carrying out further investigation. The cause will be clear only after forensic reports come, he added.

police officials said that of the five dead, two were burnt to death on the spot while three succumbed to their injuries later.

First Published: Sun, June 29 2014. 00:35 IST
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