03 January 2018

Labourer dies as fire breaks out in tanker beached at Alang

RAJKOT: Fires broke out in two tankers that had come for dismantling at the Alang Shipbreaking Yard on Thursday, leaving one labourer dead.

Fire broke out in the engine room and accommodation area of tanker DV Ria at around 3:30pm. The plot 111, where the tanker was beached belongs to Shiv Corporation. The blaze was controlled after several hours. Sources said that the labourer Chandrashekhar Singh died of severe burns and suffocation.

Fire also broke out at the pump room of MT Germania, a tanker, on the plot owned by Dalkan Shipbreaking. The fire was reported at around 11:45am and was doused only by 2:15pm. One person suffered burn injuries.

Source: times of india. 29 December 2017

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