6 killed in India steel plant blast

At least six people have been killed and 14 others injured in a blast at a steel plant in central India, The Plant was in the state of Chhattisgarh.

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.

India steel plant blast

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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Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.

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