Cochin (Kerala) [India], Feb. 14 (ANI): Minister of State for Shipping P Radhakrishnan on Wednesday visited Cochin Shipyard to take stock of the situation on board "Sagar Bhushan", the ONGC Rig, where a fire incident claimed five lives and instructed a thorough investigation.
At least five people were killed on Tuesday in a fire incident due to an explosion at Cochin shipyard.
Meanwhile, on his visit to the shipyard today, Radhakrishnan appreciated the efforts taken by the CSL management in reaching out to the families of the deceased and for promptly announcing the ex gratia compensation to their kin.
He also enquired about the condition of other affected people undergoing treatment and promised full support from the Ministry of Shipping in the company's endeavours to help them and their families.
At least three persons were also injured in the incident.