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Chemical leak responsible for explosion in shipyard: CMD

Kochi, Feb 13 (UNI) Chemical leak was the reason behind the explosion in the shipyard in which five labourers were killed and 11 injured, Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) Chairman and Managing Director Madhu S Nair said on Tuesday.
Informing this at a media conference here, he said the CSL has announced a compensation of Rs ten lakh each to those who lost their lives in the explosion.
‘'The explosion took place while changing the steel plates in the tank. Acetylene and oxygen were used to cut through the metallic parts of the tank, and every day we make sure that there is no trace of these chemicals in the tank. Even today, we made sure that there was no trace of these chemicals in the tank before changing the plates. Unfortunately, the chemicals started to leak all of a sudden. Pungent odour also emanated before the explosion. This may be because the acetylene and oxygen could have accumulated at one end of the tank, “he explained.
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Attack on me will enhance my wish of serving people: AP CM

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EC serves show cause notice to Arunachal East MP candidate for MCC violation

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