Report: Oil Tanker Explodes at Gadani Shipbreaking Yard

Some ten workers were killed while over 45 others were injured in a chain of explosions which occurred earlier today at Pakistan’s Gadani shipbreaking yard, according to local media.

At the time of the incident, some 100 workers were reportedly dismantling an unused oil tanker at the yard.

The welding works which were being conducted on board the ship are believed to have caused the series of explosions.

Local media reported that around 30 workers are unaccounted for, while a number of people are reportedly trapped inside the oil tanker.

World Maritime News contacted relevant authorities for confirmation and details on the incident, however, they are yet to reply.

World Maritime News Staff

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