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Ship-breaking Yard

Death toll rises to 17 in blasts at Gadani ship-breaking yard

KARACHI: At least 17 workers were killed and more than 60 injured on Tuesday after at least two blasts ripped through an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard, trapping others inside the vessel, local officials said. Another explosion was heard on Wednesday as the firefighters struggled to put out the fire completely even today. Many workers are still trapped inside the vessel. The leader of a ship-breaking workers union said the fire had engulfed the vessel moored in Gadani, 45km (28 miles) north-west of the port…