At least three persons were killed and seven injured following a blast in a gas pipeline belonging to GAIL in East Godavari district today. “The fire has been was brought under control and rescues operations are underway. The toll may rise,” District Collector Neetu Kumari Prasad said. The blast took place in the early hours, in Nagaram Village in Amalapuram mandal, about 560 kms from Hyderabad. She said adding three persons are critically injured. All the injured have been rushed to nearby hospital, she added. GAIL Chairman B C Tripathi said the fire occurred in an 18-inch pipeline of the company near to the ONGC refinery complex.
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