Mumbai: A fire broke out in an empty ship at Mazagon Dockyard here on Friday evening. Five fire tenders and four water tankers were rushed to the spot. One person who was trapped inside has succumbed to his injuries, said reports.
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) issued a statement which said, “A major fire incident took place on Yard 12704 (Visakhapatnam), the first class of Project 15 B during operations in tank at MDL today at 4 PM which was brought under control by 7 PM.”
It confirmed that a contract worker succumbed “possibly due to asphyxia and burn injury and another suffered minor burns. An inquiry has been constituted to ascertain the cause of fire”.
Reports said the fire was confined to the second and the third decks of said ship. The firefighters were searching for the seat of fire along with Navy firefighters.
Earlier in the day, a massive fire had broken out at a furniture market near Kalindi Kunj metro station in Delhi. Nearly 15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the blaze.
The exact reason for the fire is yet to be ascertained.