Five dead in ONGC tanker blast at Cochin Shipyard

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Kochi: Five persons were killed and a dozen others injured in a blast inside an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) tanker at the Cochin Shipyard here in Kerala on Tuesday.

The blast occurred inside ONGC ship, Sagar Bhusan which was under maintenance in the dock.

All the injured workers have been admitted to hospital. The condition of one injured is reportedly critical.

Minister of Shipping, Nitin Gadkari has directed MD Cochin Shipyard to provide all medical support to victims and initiate enquiry into the incident.