In pictures: Gadani shipbreaking yard fire

Gadani is the second largest shipbreaking centre of the world after Alang, Mumbai


Multimedia Desk November 02, 2016

At least 16 people were killed and dozens wounded on Tuesday when a huge blast ripped through an oil tanker being broken up for scrap in the Gadani shipbreaking yard, some 45 kilometres west of Karachi.

Blast rips through ship in Gadani; 16 dead

Gadani is the second largest shipbreaking centre of the world after Alang, Mumbai where more than 15,000 workers are directly employed while another two million are earning livelihood indirectly from it.

1_zkn_1_gadaani-fire Bystanders gather around the wreckage of a burning ship. PHOTO: AFP

2_zkn_2_gadaani-fire Labourers gather after a gas cylinder explosion. PHOTO: AFP

3_zkn_3_gadaani-fire Bystanders gather around the wreckage of a burning ship. PHOTO: AFP

4_ZKN_4_Gadaani Fire Rangers and workers use a stretcher to carry a colleague after he was injured. PHOTO: AFP

5_ZKN_5_Gadaani Fire Rescue officials shift an injured man into a hospital. PHOTO: AFP

6_ZKN_6_Gadaani Fire Rescue officials shift an injured man into a hospital,

7_ZKN_7_Gadaani Fire Labourers look on as the fire fighters attempt to put out the fire. PHOTO: AFP

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