Gadkari expresses shock over Cochin Shipyard blast


New Delhi, Feb 13 (UNI) Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday expressed shock over the blast at Cochin Shipyard that killed four people.

Expressing condolences to the bereaved families Mr Gadkari tweeted, “Shocked by unfortunate blast at Cochin Shipyard where 4 people have died. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved families. I have spoken to MD,Cochin Shipyard n asked him to provide all necessary medical support to victims n to initiate immed inquiry with help of concerned agencies”.

Atleast five labourers were killed and three injured when a fire broke out on-board Sagar Bhushan, a ship owned by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), which was undergoing repair works at the Cochin Shipyard on Tuesday.

According to police sources, the incident took place when the workers were engaged in the water tank of the ship.