Gujarat: 5 killed in blast at ship breaking yard

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
  • Updated: Jun 28, 2014 18:19 IST

Five people were killed after a suspected gas leakage triggered a blast at Alang ship breaking yard in Gujarat on Saturday.

According to initial reports, around seven people were injured in the mishap that took place around 10:30am while a ship was being dismantled.

The incident sent a shock wave across the nation, coming just a day after a gas leakage and blast in a pipeline of state-owned GAIL claimed 16 lives in Andhra Pradesh.

Alang, which is in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district, is Asia's largest ship dismantling yard where approximately 250 ships are dismantled every year. The ship breaking process uses gas.

"Five persons were killed while seven others sustained injuries after a fire broke out following a blast in the ship which was being dismantled in plot number 140 at the yard," PTI quoted sub-inspector KJ Rathod, posted at Marine Police Station (Alang), as saying.

Prima facie, the blast occurred due to sudden gas leakage when ship-breaking activity was in progress, the officer said.

The exact reason behind the explosion was yet to be ascertained, Rathod told the news agency.

(with PTI inputs)

From Around the Web
Sponsored by Revcontent

also read

Sangh Parivar affiliates meet top BJP, RSS leadership over FDA ceilings
Show comments

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Chrome and Ad BlockPlus users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar at top right of this page

2. Click on ‘Enabled on this site’; this should now change to ‘Disabled on this site’


chrome



For Chrome and Ad Block users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don’t run on pages on this domain’ and then click ‘exclude’ on the pop up


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Mozilla and AdBlock Plus (ABP) users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Internet Explorer and AdBlock Plus users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock Plus’ icon in your status bar at the bottom of the screen

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Safari and AdBlock users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don't run pages on this domain’ and then click 'exclude'


chrome