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  • Five killed in Kashmir coal mine explosion

    08 August 2017

    A coal mine in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has suffered a fatal explosion on August 6 with five miners reported to have been killed. The Deputy Commissioner of Muzaffarabad, 20 miles south of the mine site near Seri Darra village, said seven miners were digging coal about 800 feet deep in a shaft when a gas explosion caused the roof to collapse....

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  • Indian Army asks Defence Ministry to attribute responsibility for fatal Pulgaon ammunition depot blast

    03 August 2017

    In a letter to the Indian Defence Production Secretary, Army headquarters has asked for a final adjudication on responsibility for the extensive fire at India’s largest ammunition storage depot at Pulgaon in Maharashtra on May 31, 2016. The incident resulted in the deaths of two army officials, four defence security corps personnel and 13 defence fire safety staff....

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  • Shell fined $2.4m for fatal Pakistan tanker blast

    07 July 2017

    Pakistan's oil and gas regulator has ordered a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about 257 million rupees (about $2.4 million) in damages and compensation for a tanker explosion that killed more than 200 people last month. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority held Shell Pakistan Ltd responsible for the blast in Punjab province on June 25 after the tanker rolled over, and villagers rushed to collect leaking fuel....

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  • Bangladesh garment factory explosion kills 10, injures 50

    04 July 2017

    A boiler explosion at a garment factory at Kashimpur in Gazipur district, near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, killed 10 people and injured 50, officials said on July 3. The number still missing remained unclear as of July 4 an police said the search for more victims was ongoing.  This is the latest fatal incident to affect the sector, one of the country’s biggest employers....

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  • Death toll close to 200 in Pakistan oil tanker fire

    30 June 2017

    The death toll in an oil tanker fire in Pakistan rose to 194 on June 30, prompting the government to suspend six officials for negligence. At least 120 people including women and children were killed on the spot and 140 injured when they gathered to collect leaking fuel from the crashed oil tanker in Bahawalpur, some 400 km south of Lahore, on June 25....

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India firework factory blast kills 25 09 June 2017

At least 25 people were killed and several others injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on June 8. The blast occurred when a blaze engulfed the factory in Balaghat district. Balaghat Police Chief Amit Sanghi said. the blast was so powerful that it could be heard five kilometres from the site....

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Two killed in Indian quarry after lightning strikes explosives 22 May 2017

On May 18, a quarry blast at Madapanta, Ramanagara, in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka, was confirmed to have killed two workers and injured another nine. According to a witness report in the Times of India, the workers were placing explosives in heavy rain when lightning struck the quarry, causing a bundle to explode....

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Two killed, two injured in India steel plant blast 10 April 2017

A blast at the Arya Iron & Steel Company (AISCO) in Keonjhar district, Odisha, killed two and seriously injured another two workers, according to a report by the Odisha Sun Times on April 8. The two workers were found dead in the furnace oil tank, which was the source of the explosion....

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Fire, blasts at Indian ordnance factory injure six 27 March 2017

Explosions and a massive fire took hold of sections of Ordnance Factory Khamaria (OFK) in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, on March 25, just one day after explosions rocked another ammunition factory at Itarsi in the same state. The ANI news agency said six had been injured in the incident at the 50 acre site, which is 320 kms east of Bhopal....

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Six killed in explosion at Indian cold storage facility 17 March 2017

Six people were killed, eight injured and others are feared trapped when a cold storage facility collapsed in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, after a gas leak triggered an explosion. Local officials said the explosion was caused by an ammonia leak, and people living nearby complained of breathlessness and nausea and were asked to move out until the gas had dispersed....

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