At least 12 workers lost their lives and 58 were wounded in a new industrial accident that happened in Pakistan. The accident occurred in Gkantani by an explosion in a ship fuel tank while many workers were working in it. According to the trade unionists the firefighters couldn’t put out the fire after the explosion because they didn’t had the required foam. One more time the working class paid for the lack of health and safety protective measures at the workplaces.
The World Federation of Trade Unions demands investigation of the conditions of the accident and punishment of the responsible. Also, the WFTU demands the determination of high standard health and safety measures at the workplaces. We express our sincere condolences for the families and friends of the workers who lost their lives.