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Cochin Shipyard blast kills 5, injures 11; explosion reported on ship under repair

In shocking news, five people have been killed and 11 persons injured after a blast rocked the Cochin shipyard today 13 February 2018..

Reportedly, the explosion took place on a ship under repair at the shipyard..

 Ambulance and 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 channels. 

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.
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