IN PICTURES | Explosion in ONGC vessel kills five at Cochin Shipyard

Published: 14th February 2018 11:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2018 01:16 PM  

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Five people were killed and dozens have been injured following an explosion in an ONGC's vessel at the Cochin Shipyard Limited on Tuesday . (EPS | Albin Mathew)
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The explosion occurred at 9.15 am, shortly after a gas leak was reported near the AC compartment area of Sagar Bhushan, which is being repaired in drydock #1. (EPS | Albin Mathew)
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Fire tenders and ambulances immediately rushed to the spot and though workers were evacuated, two of them got trapped inside and one of them could be rescued only by 11.20 am. (EPS | Albin Mathew)
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The CSL has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of workers who lost their lives in and has also announced it would meet the entire medical expense of 11 workers who suffered injuries'. (EPS | Albin Mathew)
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Despite the Cochin Shipyard authorities denying any lapses in the shipyard’s safety arrangements, trade union leaders and others on Tuesday alleged flaws in the fire safety mechanism of the PSU shipmaker. (EPS | Albin Mathew)
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Of the 12 people rushed to the nearby hospitals, five of them were declared ‘brought dead.’ IN PICTURE: People gather near the Medical Trust Hospital premises after knowing about the blast. (EPS| K SHIJITH)
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