At least 14 people were killed and seven others injured in a fire following a blast in a gas pipeline belonging to GAIL in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district today, a senior state minister said. According to an official of the East Godavari district, the administration has recovered 13 bodies from the accident site while another death was reported from the hospital where the injured are being treated.
According the the sources, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu has cut short his Delhi visit and is flying to East Godavari district to visit the Nagaram village.
Mr. Naidu along with Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will reach the site in a special flight by 12.30 p.m and meet the families of victims.
Meanwhile, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan constitutes high-level committee to probe GAIL pipeline fire.