2014 GAIL pipeline explosion

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2014 GAIL Gas Pipeline Tragedy
Date27 June 2014 (2014-06-27)
Time05:30 IST
LocationNagaram, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates16°30′04″N 81°54′39″E / 16.501106°N 81.910726°E / 16.501106; 81.910726Coordinates: 16°30′04″N 81°54′39″E / 16.501106°N 81.910726°E / 16.501106; 81.910726
Cause18" Gas Pipeline rupture
Non-fatal injuries30

On 27 June 2014 a massive fire broke out following a blast in Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) 18" size underground gas Pipeline[1] at Nagaram, East Godavari districtin East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India.[2] The accident took place near Tatipaka refinery of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), about 180 km from state capital Vijayawada.[3][4]


About 18 people were reportedly killed and over 40 injured in the accident. The injured were shifted to hospitals at Amalapuram and Kakinada towns.


State Finance Minister Yanamala Rama Krishnudu told reporters that 22 people were killed and many others were injured when the fire broke out around 5.30 a.m. in Nagaram village in Mamidikuduru mandal of the coastal district. The minister said: "The fire caused massive losses. Coconut trees, other crops, cattle and wild birds in over 10 acres were reduced to ashes."

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  1. ^ "Blast at a GAIL gas pipeline in Andhra Pradesh, 14 dead:IBNLive Videos". Ibnlive.in.com. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  2. ^ "GAIL Pipeline Blast in Andhra Pradesh kills 22, over 30 injured". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  3. ^ GAIL gas pipeline explosion: 14 dead, several injured; Lighting of stove might have sparked fire, say Police | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
  4. ^ "Fourteen killed in India gas pipeline blast". BBC News. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2019.