“My condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in East Godavari blast. Ordered an enquiry & action plan to avoid these in future,” Naidu said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

“Asked Dy CM Chinarajappa to go to the ONGC pipeline blast site and provide required support. We need a preventive plan to ensure safety,” he added.
14 people were killed and seven others injured in the fire following a blast in a gas pipeline belonging to GAIL in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Friday.
    
East Godavari District Collector Neetu Kumari Prasad said the accident occurred at Nagaram village in Amalapuram Mandal.

"As of now the fire has been brought under control. Fire engines were rushed to the spot and rescue operations are underway," Prasad 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.

(JPN)

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