Three workers of PT Bandar Abadi shipyard in Tanjung Uncang, Batu Aji, Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia, died and another worker was still missing when a ship that was being repaired, exploded on Friday evening 29 August. The blast, which also injured several workers, occured when the workers were cleaning the ship using sandblasts and welding a pipe in a basement cabin.

The welding caused heat in the cabin which believed to have triggered the explosion of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canister. A forensic team has been called to the scene to investigate. The dead victims were identified as Ermanto, project manager Topgrid, blaster painter Poniri, and Bradus Pata. The missing was identified as Suhadi, also a blaster painter. Eighteen injured workers were still being treated at Charis Medika Hospital, Batam.

Source: The Jakarta Post