Chennai: One person died in a fire accident onboard an oil products tanker during repair works at the Chennai port.
Worker Sahaya Thangaraj of Tondiarpet died instantly while three others, identified as Joshua, Rajesh and Pushpalingam, have been admitted to Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital here with injuries, according to a senior police official.
The workers used a gas cutter while attending to certain repair work near the engine of the vessel. "The sparks from the gas cutter fell on the pipeline, leading to a fire accident," a senior police official said.
The vessel had arrived from Odisha at the Chennai Port on October 30 for repairs. The Harbour police have registered a case and are investigating.
(With PTI inputs)