In shocking news, five people have been killed and 11
persons injured after a blast rocked the Cochin shipyard today 13 February
Reportedly, the explosion took place on a ship under
repair at the shipyard..
fire tenders were pressed into action at the spot.
Local TV reports indicate that the water tank of the
ship burst as technical work had been underway.
City Police Commissioner has confirmed that those who
were working around the tank were seriously injured. Smoke is continuously
coming out of the tank. Situation stable now, everything is under control, more
details awaited regarding those injured, he was quoted as saying local TV news
Cochin Shipyard Workers
Trade Union Secretary Dineshan told local TV news channels that it is yet to be
ascertained as to what triggered the explosion. He said that 5 persons were
died from burns. While two of the deceased have been identified, identity of
three others was yet to be ascertained.