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2014 GAIL pipeline explosion

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Time  05:30 IST
Date  27 June 2014
Injuries  30
Non-fatal injuries  30
Total number of deaths  22
2014 GAIL pipeline explosion
Cause  18" Gas Pipeline rupture
Location  Nagaram, East Godavari district
Location  Nagaram, East Godavari district
Similar  2014 Patna stampede, 2014 Malin landslide, 2014 Beas River Tragedy, 2014 India–Pakistan floods

On June 27, 2014 a massive fire broke out following a blast in Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) 18" size underground gas Pipeline at Nagaram, East Godavari districtin East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The accident took place near Tatipaka refinery of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), about 180 km from state capital Vijayawada.

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Casualties

About 18 people were reportedly killed and over 40 injured in the accident. The injured were shifted to hospitals at Amalapuram and Kakinada towns.

Accident

State Finance Minister Yanamala Rama Krishnudu told reporters that 22 people were killed and many others were injured when the fire broke out around 5.30 a.m. in Nagaram village in Mamidikuduru mandal of the coastal district. The minister said: “The fire caused massive losses. Coconut trees, other crops, cattle and wild birds in over 10 acres were reduced to ashes.”

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