Saturday, February 19, 2005
A Filipino Seaman was killed while another was seriously injured after a gas cylinder exploded on board a ship docked in Labuan, eastern Malaysia, the Department of Labor and Employment reported on Friday. Labor Attache to Malaysia Brenda Villafuerte identified the fatality as Segundino Castro and the injured as Vicente Parcon of Zamboanga City. Parcom is currently confined at the Labuan Hospital for severe burns. Villafuerte said a gas cylinder exploded on board MV Ocean Speed, which was docked in a jetty for repairs, around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Castro was hurled into the sea while Parcon was badly burned.