01 November 2016

Blast kills eight at Gadani ship-breaking yard

KARACHI: At least eight labourers were killed and more than 50 others wounded on Tuesday when a blast occurred in an oil tanker at Gadani ship-breaking yard.

The ship-breaking yard is the world's third largest ship breaking yard located across a 10 km long beachfront at Gadani, about 50 kilometres northwest of Karachi.


According to our correspondent, huge explosion took place in an oil tanker when dozens of labourers were working at the ship-breaking yard.

Reports said eight of the workers died on the spot while more than 50 others suffered burn injuries.

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Rescue teams from Karachi and Hub area of Balochistan rushed to the scene and shifted the injured to hospital. Fire fighters were also called to extinguish the blaze.

Source: samaa.tv. 01 November 2016

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