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10 killed, over 50 injured in explosions at Gadani ship-breaking yard

Nov. 1, 2016 at 14:56 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

DUNYA NEWS Agency, Pakistan
01 November
KARACHI (Dunya News) - At least ten workers have been killed and more than 50 injured in a series of explosions triggered by a blaze at the Gadani ship-breaking yard in the southwestern province of Balochistan, about 50 kilometres northwest of Karachi. Some 200 others are reportedly trapped inside the yard, with the fire still raging.
A police official said the incident happened due to gas welding work. Eyewitness said that flames from the welding fall into the oil tank of the yard, causing fire and explosions.
Hospital sources said that 10 people were killed, 50 others injured and around 40 saved their lives by jumping off the ship when fire erupted.

10 killed, over 50 injured in explosions at Gadani ship-breaking yard

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