15 Killed in Blast at GAIL Pipeline in Andhra Pradesh

June 27, 2014 4:47 AM

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Guntur, Andhra Pradesh: At least 15 people have been killed and 10 severely burnt in Andhra Pradesh after an explosion at a gas pipeline belonging to the state-owned Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) caused a massive fire.

The blast took place at 5:30 am due to a gas leak in the pipeline, which is near an oil refinery complex at Nagaram in the East Godavari District, around 560 km from Hyderabad. Several people were burnt alive in the fire that followed, its flames rising almost 20 metres high along with thick smoke.

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