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At least 4 dead in blast on ship under repair at Cochin Shipyard

KOCHI: At least four people were killed and 11 others injured in a blast that took place inside a ship at the Cochin Shipyard in Kochi on Tuesday.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the blast took place around 10:45am onboard Sagar Bhushan, a Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) drilling ship, that was berthed for repair.

At least 2 people are said to be trapped inside the ship and rescue operations are on to evacuate them.

Eleven persons trapped inside the ship were evacuated and rushed to various hospitals in the city, a CSL spokesperson said.

Police and fire and rescue service personnel have rushed to the yard to carry out rescue operations.

Further details are awaited.

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