Pakistan: At least 5 dead as fire breaks out at Gadani shipbreaking yard

Author: Ismail Sasoli, Dawn [Pakistan], Published on: 9 January 2017

At least five people were killed and one other injured when a fire broke out in a ship parked on plot 60 of the Gadani shipbreaking yard in...Over 55 labourers were working on the out-of-service LPG ship when the blaze started...Officials from the environment department said a chemical 'foam' present inside the ship was responsible for the fire. They said all combustibles need to be removed from a ship before work is started, but the foam was not removed in this case, which signalled neglect. Police sources pointed out that this was the same ship that caught fire in December last year.

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