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| Staff Reporter, Singapore

ASL Marine Indonesian shipyard catches fire

Five were left dead in an aftermath.

ASL Marine Holdings (ASL Marine) reported a fire in one of its shipyards in Batam, Indonesia on 7 September 2017.

According to an announcement, the incident occurred on a tanker being repaired in one of the company's dry docks.

Initial investigations said the fire started inside and was confined to the pump room.

Five people died and one person is injured, and all were employees of a subcontractor.

Initial investigations also claimed that there was no explosion.

ASL Marine said, "We are saddened by this incident and the loss of lives, and we extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. As a matter of priority, we will be working diligently together with our subcontractor to help the affected workers and their families and are rendering the necessary assistance to them.”

Currently, the work on the vessel is suspended.

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