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13 SL workers injured in Indian ship fire at Colombo dockyard

An accidental fire on an Indian merchant vessel berthed in the Colombo dockyard injured 13 Sri Lankan technical staff.

world Updated: Jun 03, 2007 23:02 IST

An accidental fire on Sunday on an Indian merchant vessel berthed in the Colombo dockyard injured 13 Sri Lankan technical staff, officials said.

"The workers were repairing the ship when the accidental fire happened due to a technical problem," a Colombo dockyard source said, adding that the fire was quickly put out.

The fire broke out at around 3 pm local time (0930 GMT) and the Sri Lankan workers were rushed to the National Hospital in Colombo.

Hospital sources said that most of them were had burn injuries and needed urgent care.