In a tragic incident, at least four people have died in a blast onboard a ship that was under repair at the Cochin shipyard, officials said on Tuesday.

According to reports, the blast occurred on the ‘Sagar Bhushan’ ship owned by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) of India and has left at least a dozen people injured.

Officials of the fire and police department have brought the situation under control and the injured have been rushed to the hospital.

The ‘Sagar Bhushan’ was a drill ship that had come to the yard for maintenance few weeks back.