WORLD 1st LD Writethru: 6 killed, 14 injured in India steel plant blast


1st LD Writethru: 6 killed, 14 injured in India steel plant blast


19:51, October 09, 2018


At least six people have been killed and 14 others injured in a blast at a steel plant in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh Tuesday, officials said.

The incident took place at the state-owned Steel Authority of India's Bhilai Steel Plant in Bhilai town, some 30 km from state capital Raipur.

"The blast occurred in the gas pipeline of Bhilai Steel Plant. While six bodies have been recovered, the injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital," an official said.

Police and rescue teams have been rushed to the plant, he added.

A probe has been ordered into the blast, another official said. "It seemed to be an accidental blast not any sabotage, prima facie. Anyway, we will wait for the probe report," he added.
This is not the first time that explosion has hit the Bhilai Steel Plant. Six workers lost their lives in an explosion in the blast furnace of the plant four years back. 

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