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  • GAIL, East Godavari

    Relatives mourn death of victims of GAIL gas pipeline blast at Nagaram Village in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The blast left a trail of destruction in the Nagaram village as fire broke out gutting houses, vehicles and coconut orchards. As per the information received, nearly 50 houses were damaged in the mishap. The injured were shifted to different hospitals in the district.

  • N.Chandrababu Naidu, Andhara Pradesh

    AP CM N.Chandrababu Naidu visited the blast site at Nagaram Village in East Godavari Disstrict of Andhara Pradesh. He rushed to Rajamundry, cutting short his Delhi trip, after over 15 people were killed in a massive fire at a gas pipeline in the State this morning. Ahead of his departure from Delhi, Naidu told reporters that he received information about the accident this morning and he is monitoring the situation with the District Collector regarding rescue and relief measures.

  • E S L Narasimhan, President

    President condoles loss of lives in GAIL pipeline mishap. In his message to state Governor E S L Narasimhan, the President said, "I am extremely saddened to learn about the explosion of a GAIL gas pipeline in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh in which some persons have lost their lives and many others are injured.

  • GAIL, Lanco

    A fire was reported at 0530 hours in state gas utility GAIL India Ltd's pipeline that carries gas to Lanco's Kondapalli power plant near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. The fire which followed a blast, has been brought under control. Andhra Pradesh Police said the lighting of a stove by a tea vendor might have sparked today's fire in the GAIL pipeline in East Godavari district after leaked gas from the line enveloped the area.

  • ONGC, GAIL, East Godavari district, Dinesh K Sarraf

    State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has shut some wells on two onland gas fields in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh following a fire in a pipeline that carried the gas to consumers. "The pipeline carried gas from our fields to consumers. Naturally if the pipeline is not there we have to shut some wells," ONGC Chairman and Managing Director Dinesh K Sarraf said.

  • Oil Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, GAIL, Pipeline fire

    Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has ordered a high-level inquiry into the GAIL pipeline fire in Andhra Pradesh that killed at least 14 persons. Photos by K. Sudheer The 18-inch pipeline carried gas from state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) gas field in the East Godavari district.