An engineer has been killed at Mangladore
in an engine room explosion on a Shipping Copr of India tanker.
Two other men were injured in the incident on the 30,000 dwt products carrier
Basaveshwara (built 1982).
The victim was identified as Ravi Kumar Dadala, 26,
a mechanical engineer who was carrying out a routine inspection.
The injured men were named Diwakar Singh and Balaram Sarkar.
They were suffering from burns.
The impact of the blast was such that Dadala sustained nearly 100% burns
and his body was charred beyond recognition, local media reported.
Port sources said a fire was witnessed in the engine room
while the vessel was loading petrol for Bharat Peteroleum Corp.