Labourer dies due to gas leak in Alang ship-breaking yard

Bhavnagar: One labourer died and another was injured due to gas leak in the Alang ship-breaking yard, police said Tuesday.

The incident took place Sunday at the plot 135 of the Sisodiya Ship-breaking yard in Alang where two labourers were cleaning a tank of a ship brought for scraping, they said.

According to police, while the labourers were cleaning a tank in the ship there was gas-leakage following which both of them fainted.

They were admitted to government hospital where one of them died during treatment and other's condition was stated as stable, police said.

The labourer who died has been identified as Jadulal Verma (32), they said, adding that a case has been registered in the matter and further investigation was on to find out the cause of leakage.