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  • Two separate coal mine incidents kill 13 people in Pakistan

    16 March 2021

    An explosion at a coal mine near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border killed six miners on March 11. This was followed by a second incident in the same region on March 15 where five miners and two rescuers died of suffocation following a methane gas fire....

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  • Firecracker factory blast kills 19, injures more than 30 in India

    15 February 2021

    A series of explosions at a firecracker factory in southern India killed 19 people and injured over 30 on February 12. The first of the explosions happened during the afternoon at a small factory around 325 miles (520km) south of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu....

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  • India to be largest source of energy demand over next 20 years, report says

    09 February 2021

    A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that India is set to see the largest increase in energy demand of any country over the next 20 years. The IEA’s India Energy Outlook 2021, released on February 9, reports that India’s energy consumption will almost double by 2040 as its gross domestic product (GDP) expands to an estimated $8.6 trillion under current national policy....

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  • Electric rickshaw battery explosion kills one, injures four

    03 December 2020

    A 12-year old boy was killed and four people were injured on December 2 after a battery for an electric Rickshaw exploded while charging. The incident happened in a home near India’s capital city New Delhi....

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  • Fire and explosion at Indian beer production facility injures two

    30 November 2020

    Two people were injured in an explosion and fire on November 29 at a beer factory in an industrial area of Pithampur, central India. According to the Times of India, workers had been welding inside the plant when the incident occurred....

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Fire at Indian natural gas well extinguished five months after initial blowout 17 November 2020

An Oil India Limited (OIL) natural gas well in the state of Assam which suffered a blowout in May before erupting into flames has now been extinguished. Three people have died and several have been injured over the last five months during operations to tackle the blaze and plug the leaking well....

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Gas leak at food processing plant kills one, injures another in India 09 October 2020

One person was killed and another injured on October 9 after an ammonia gas leak at a food processing plant in South Goa on India’s west coast. The incident happened in the early hours of the morning at a factory belonging to Quality Foods....

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One person dead, one injured after supertanker catches fire off Sri Lanka coast 07 September 2020

A Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) caught fire on September 3 off the coast of Sri Lanka and burned for three days before the flames were extinguished. One person died in the incident aboard the MT New Diamond tanker, while another crewman was injured and taken to hospital in a serious condition....

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Hydroelectric power plant fire kills nine in India 21 August 2020

A fire at a hydroelectric power plant has killed nine workers in the town of Srisailam, south east India. The blaze broke out late on August 20, trapping the nine people in an underground part of the facility....

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Mauritius faces environmental disaster as shipwrecked tanker leaks oil 07 August 2020

The Government of Mauritius announced on August 6 that an oil tanker which had run ashore on the island nation’s southeast coast in July had started to leak oil, sparking fears of an environmental disaster....

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