Alang Ship-Scrapping Fire Kills Five

DNA
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Fire broke out in tankship 'Union Brave' while being cut up for scrap in the Alang, India, ship-breaking yard.

Five migrant workers were burnt alive, while two critically wounded were taken to a hospital at Bhavnagar.

Crude oil tanker Union Brave touched Alang ship breaking yard on September 1, 2012, and after getting necessary permissions from the authorities concerned, it was being dismantled, reports DNA.

Fire suddenly broke out during cutting procedures in the oil cargo tank. Firemen cut up a portion from the bottom of the ship and got control over the fire. However, asphyxiation prevented them from finding the missing persons. After 3 hours of searching, fire brigade staff were able to reach the five workers, but it was too late.

 

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