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One killed in fire aboard under-construction warship in Mumbai (Lead)

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Mumbai | Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
A contract worker was killed in a fire that broke out on an under-construction warship 'Vishakhapatnam' in the Mazagaon Docks Ltd here, officials said on Friday evening.

The fire was reportedly confined on the second and third decks of the ship during grinding operations in a tank around 4 p.m.

Firefighting operations were taken up and the blaze was brought under control within three hours, though the extent of damage to the vessel is not known.

One contract worker, identified as Brajendra Kumar, 23, who was trapped in the blaze, succumbed to his burn injuries and possible asphyxia, and another worker sustained minor injuries.

Launched in April 2015, the 'Vishakhapatnam' is the first of the class of stealth guided missile destroyers under Project 15B, being constructed at the MDL, and scheduled to be commissioned to the Indian Navy in 2021.

The MDL has ordered a probe to ascertain the cause of the fire, sources said.

--IANS qn/prs

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2019-06-21-22:04:06 (IANS)

 
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