20 October 2012

3 labourers die in accident at Gadani shipbreaking yard

At least 3 labourers were killed when heavy iron rubble fell on them from a ship’s deck in the Gadani shipbreaking yard, world’s third largest shipbreaking yard located at Balochistan coast.

Sources said that the incident occurred when heavy iron rubble fell on the labourers — busy in their work the breaking yard about 50 kilometres northwest of Karachi — killing three of them on the spot and injuring several others. “The labourers were immediately shifted to Karachi,” they added.

Fires and accidents are common in the yard where workers extract metals, steel pipes and valves, electricity cables, machinery from creaky ships.

Source: The News Tribe.By Asad Farooq. 19 October 2012

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