From various posts on Ship Nostalgia.
Exploded 1958-10-19 160 miles off Karachi,
apparently tank cleaning.
The whole deck was blown open
and the midships bridge/accommodations
was tossed into the sea.
All on the bridge were killed.
19 or 20 dead, 51 said to rescued.
Flag was UK.
There was a Board of Trade investigation
but CTX has not seen.
Apparently some discussion of
defective tank cleaning machine,
no binding wires.
But one source says Board of Trade
could reach no firm conclusions.
Ship was converted to Bulker and renamed Escape.