As many as nine employees were killed and 12 others injured in a major blast at state-run Steel Authority of India Limited’s Bhilai plant in Durg district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The initial casualty figure was six.
“All of them are said to be serious and are admitted to the district hospital. The figures (of the dead) could rise in the next couple of hours,” Durg’s inspector general of police GP Singh said while speaking to the Hindustan Times earlier.
The blast took place around 10:30 am following a fire in a gas pipe line of Coke Oven Battery Complex No. 11 during a scheduled maintenance job, SAIL said in a statement.
Injured persons were immediately rushed to a hospital and the fire has been controlled, it added. Read More
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