Indian national killed in ship`s air tube explosion


Batam, Riau Islands (ANTARA News) – An Indian national, Kanjirathingal Ouseph (43), died in an air tube explosion onboard the Hyundai Ship 2500, which was berthed at the PT Ninda Pratama port, at 2.30 a.m. on Thursday.

Based on the information gathered from the incident site, the victim hailed from Karuvannur, Kerala, India. The explosion occurred while the victim was checking the air pressure of the ships inflated air tube.

The tube suddenly exploded while he was checking the air pressure. It is believed that the air pressure within the tube had exceeded the tubes capacity.

The explosion dislodged a 2×3 meter iron door, which hit the victim. Ousephs body was also struck by shrapnel from the tube.






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