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Gadkari orders probe into Cochin Shipyard incident killing 5

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today ordered an immediate enquiry to ascertain the reasons behind a blast on an under repair ship at (CSL) that killed five people.

"I have spoken to MD, and asked him to provide all necessary medical support to victims and to initiate immediate enquiry with the help of concerned agencies," said.

According to a shipping ministry official, at least five people have been killed in the blast.

Earlier, a said a fire had broken out on a ship under repair in the premises, killing three people.

Eleven persons trapped inside the ship were evacuated and rushed to hospital, the said.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 14:55 IST