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30/08/2009

One killed in explosion at Alang

One person was killed and another seriously injured in an explosion due to gas leakage in a cargo ship docked near Alang shipbreaking yard, police said today.

The incident took place last night in ship 'Neptune' from Phillipines, docked in sea near plot 77 of Alang Shipbreaking yard, they said.

The deceased was identified as a 64-year-old Polish crew member while another crew member from Phillipines was criticlly injured in the mishap and is under treatment at a private hosptial in Bhavnagar city, police said.

Neptune came for dismantling at the Alang Shipbreaking Yard couple of days ago and was waiting for clearance to dock at plot 77, police said.

A complaint has been registered and investigations are on, they added.

20 August

http://www.samaylive.com/news/one-killed-in-explosion/648963.html

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