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9 dead, 12 injured after gas pipeline blast in Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh
Posted on: 09-10-2018 , 03:19:PM | DY365 Bureau

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October 9, 2018: 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 reporters. 

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. Police have started a rescue operation as senior officers rushed to the spot after the blast.

In November last year, 43 people died and many were injured in a blast at a National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited plant at Unchahar in Uttar Pradesh.

A four-member inquiry committee blamed it on the operating staff’s negligence. The panel report said, “Shutting down the unit could have prevented the accident, but the operating staff ignored even the most basic principles of mechanical science.”
 
 
 

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