Eleven people were burnt alive and some other causality are expected when a gas pipeline got blasted near ONGC Gas Connecting Station in Nagaram village of East Godavari District early this morning. 11 people died on the spot due to the intensity of fire, while 20 others are severely injured and currently being treated at Kakinada and Amalapuram hospitals.
With fire engulfing the village of Nagaram, more than 50 families are struck in danger. Already twenty houses are said to be heavily burnt and demolished to ground due to fire. At the blast spot, flames are bursting as high as 250 metres along with high intense sound. According to locals, rusted pipelines that are lacking proper maintenance from authorities is responsible for this blast.