Blast at Chhattisgarh’s steel plant kills 6, injures 14

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Raipur: At least six workers were killed and 14 other injured Tuesday in a blast at the Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh’s Durg district, police said.

The blast took place in a pipeline near coke oven section of the plant in Bhilai town, located around 30 km from the state capital Raipur, a local police official told PTI.

PTI reported death of six workers in the explosion and injuries to fourteen others.


Police personnel and a rescue team rushed to the spot, the official said, adding that the injured were taken to a local hospital.

Further details are awaited.

The plant is operated by the state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).