M. M. ALAM
HUB (9 Jan., 2017): Fire engulfed the same out-of-service LPG ship (owned by Rizwan Diwan Farooqi – former chairman Ship-breaking Yard Association – parked at plot No. 60) this morning, that caught fire last December too.
However, due to swift operation carried out by firefighters, flames were doused and fifty-five workers were rescued.
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Gadani Ship-Breaking Yard Plot 60 fire under control: All workers safe!
M. M. ALAM
GADANI: Inferno, that has engulfed a ship parked here at the Ship-Breaking Yard’s Plot 60 Thursday (December 22), has been contained.
Rescue teams have evacuated all the laborers from the burning vessel.
Inferno engulfs another ship at Gadani: Déjà-vu for Les Miserables!
M. M. ALAM
GADANI: While the exact number of laborers who died in the unused oil-tanker fire in Gadani-Ship breaking yard on November 26 is not known yet, another fire broke out today (Thursday December 22nd) in a ship with a number of unknown workers trapped inside.
Relatives of the trapped laborers are in a state of grave panic fearing rerun of last month’s hellhole scenario.
Laborers want judicial commission formed as death toll rises to 26 in Gadani ship-breaking blast
KARACHI: A judicial commission should be constituted under a Sindh High Court (SHC) judge to investigate the deadly oil tanker blast at the Gadani ship-breaking yard, demanded workers, after the death toll from the explosion and fire has risen to 26.
A local government official Zulfiqar Hashmi on Monday said that six more wounded from the Gadani shipyard have died.
“One person died at home after being discharged from hospital while five others expired in hospital,” he said.
Laborers, during a protest on Sunday, demanded that the ship owner, contractors and heads of government watchdog institutions should be arrested and tried for their negligence towards the laborers lives and environment.
The ship-breaking workers urged the government and their employers to compensate each of their dead comrades with Rs.3 million as financial support for their families and give Rs.500,000 to each of the injured workers.
Meanwhile, all activities at the ship-breaking yard in Gadani have been banned and a probe is underway.
A high-level committee formed by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to investigate the causes of the fire held its first meeting in Karachi Saturday and said it would finalise a report within a week.
Eleven dead, dozens injured as oil tanker explodes at Gadani ship-breaking yard
GADANI: At least eleven laborers were killed and more than 70 others injured in an explosion that occurred during work on an unused oil tanker in the Gadani ship-breaking yard, police said on Tuesday.
According to a senior police official, over 100 people were working on the ship at the time of the blast.
“The workers died in a series of explosions occurred in the oil tanker due to gas welding work,” said the Deputy Superintendent of Police Hub.
“About eight explosions have occurred, and more explosions are feared,” he added.
The whereabouts of at least 20 other workers remain unknown. Some workers remain trapped inside the ship, whereas others who were able to exit the ship from above threw themselves into the sea.
Rescue workers from Karachi and Hub area of Balochistan rushed to the scene. However, only a single fire engine was present at the time that remained unsuccessful in putting out the fire.
The shipbreaking yard is the world’s third largest ship breaking yard located across a 10 km long beachfront at Gadani, about 50 kilometres northwest of Karachi.
Grenade attack in Gawadar leaves 26 injured
GAWADAR: Unidentified motorcyclists hurled grenades at Laborer’s Hostel here today injuring 26 people.
A Police official told Media that the laborers were having dinner at the time of attack.
Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have insinuated that the attack was part of militants endeavor to disturb the construction of CPEC.
Pakistan has guaranteed China full security for the $57 billion worth of projects.
No one has yet claimed the responsibility for the attack.
Two grenade attacks in Baluchistan leave 35 injured!
GWADAR: Grenades hurled by motorcycle riding miscreants at Al-Zulbair hotel on Airport Road here and near a mobile market at Safar Khan Chowk in Mastung have injured 35 people today (19th of October, 2017).
According to details 20 people were injured in the grenade attack in Gwadar while 15 others were wounded in Mastung.
Injured were taken to the medical facilities where they are reportedly recovering.
Van-bus collision leaves 16 dead in Balochistan’s Mastung
DASHT: At least 16 people were killed and several others injured when a speeding van collided with a university bus near Tera Mill area of Mastung district, Balochistan.
SSP Mastung, Sardar Rahim said that the employees of the university were inside the ill-fated bus.
Bodies of the dead, as well as the injured, were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta, he added.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed shock and grief at the number of deaths in the accident. He prayed for the speedy recovery of all the injured in the accident and issued directives for authorities to provide immediate care and relief to the injured.
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