5 people killed in a shipyard blast in Cochin

Five individuals have been killed in an explosion in a shipyard in the southern Indian province of Kerala, authorities said.

The blast happened on Tuesday morning on board a vessel that was docked at the Cochin port for repairs.

Police told to BBC’s Ashraf Padanna every other person on board was saved, the situation was “under control” and they didn’t expect any more causalities.

The government owned shipyard is utilized to repair a portion of the largest ships in the nation.

Police said three of those rescued are receiving treatment for burns, including the deaths had been caused by smoke inhalation.

The ship on which the explosion happened is a drilling vessel owned by India’s biggest oil explorer, ONGC.

News Reporter

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