2014 GAIL pipeline explosion

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2014 GAIL Gas Pipeline Tragedy
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Location of Andhra Pradesh in India
Time 05:30 IST
Date June 27, 2014 (2014-06-27)
Location Nagaram, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Cause 18" Gas Pipeline rupture
Deaths 22
Non-fatal injuries 30

On June 27, 2014 a massive fire broke out following a blast in Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) 18" size underground gas Pipeline[1] in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India.[2] The accident took place near Tatipaka refinery of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), about 180 km from state capital Vijayawada.[3][4]

Casualties

About 18 people were reportedly killed and over 40 injured in the accident. The injured were shifted to hospitals at Amalapuram and Kakinada towns.

Accident

State Finance Minister Yanamala Rama Krishnudu told reporters that 22 people were killed and many others were injured when the fire broke out around 5.30 a.m. in Nagaram village in Mamidikuduru mandal of the coastal district. The minister said: “The fire caused massive losses. Coconut trees, other crops, cattle and wild birds in over 10 acres were reduced to ashes.”

See Also

References

  1. "Blast at a GAIL gas pipeline in Andhra Pradesh, 14 dead:IBNLive Videos". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 2016-01-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "GAIL Pipeline Blast in Andhra Pradesh kills 22, over 30 injured". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. GAIL gas pipeline explosion: 14 dead, several injured; Lighting of stove might have sparked fire, say Police | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
  4. BBC News - Fourteen killed in India gas pipeline blast