Fire at Gadani shipbreaking yard kills five

09 Jan, 2017 3:27 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – At least five people were killed and several others injured when a large fire erupted onboard a vessel at Gadani shipbreaking yard, the same LPG carrier which caught fire after an explosion last month.

As per details, more than 100 workers were on the vessel when the fire broke out, with 70 workers confirmed to have been rescued.

The latest incident is the third in under three months at the yard, the most serious of which occurred in November when a fire broke out on an FSO at Gadani raging for four days and killing a confirmed 26 people with more still unaccounted for.

The law-enforcement agencies have arrested the owner of the ship.

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