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Indian seafarer dead, 3 injured in explosion at Dubai port

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

An Indian seafarer has been killed and three others have been injured in an on a ship at Al Hamriyah port in

A tweet from the Indian mission in Dubai, retweeted by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, said the Indian seafarer died in the blast.

Two of the injured persons have been shifted to the Mafraq Hospital in and another to Khalifa Hospital in Ajman, it said.

"We are closely monitoring the situation," it said.

The mission assured that rest of the people aboard other vessels at the port were safe.

The vessel was transporting diesel from the to a foreign destination, the reported, and firefighters stopped the fire from spreading to adjacent ships yesterday.

The report said 21 workers were on the vessel.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 22:13 IST