Nine dead, 14 injured in Bhilai steel plant blast in 2018 Chhattisgarh

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Nine dead, 14 injured in Bhilai steel plant blast in 2018 Chhattisgarh : At least nine people were dead and 14 injured in a pipeline blast that took place at the Bhilai steel plant (BSP). The explosion at the plant of the state-owned Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) took place at around 11.30 am.

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Superintendent of Police of Durg district, Sanjeev Shukla, said nine people were killed in the incident.

A statement issued by the SAIL also put the death toll at nine and said 14 were undergoing medical treatment.

Nine dead, 14 injured in Bhilai steel plant blast in 2018 Chhattisgarh

According to information, there were more than 20 labourers working at the coke oven site at battery number 11 to repair a gas pipe line when suddenly there was a huge blast in the pipe line. All the labourers on the spot were thrown here and there due to the impact of blast.

People rushed to the spot for rescue to find nearly nine persons charred to death while there were at least 14 of them severely injured. Three of them are stated to be in a critical state. They reportedly sustained more than 80 percent burns and were rushed to hospital at Sector-9.

The incident took place around 11.30 am on Tuesday. Amid hue and cry by other workers and kin of those dead and injured, police and BSP management rushed into action and were trying to control the situation. There was chaos all over with flames coming out of the plant.

Condition of five injured is stated to be very critical and fire tenders were still trying to douse the flames. Police suspect there may be more people trapped inside but the smoke inside was making the rescue work difficult.Nine dead, 14 injured in Bhilai steel plant blast in 2018 Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh india

BSP is operated by Steel Authority of of India Limited.

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