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Bhilai plant blast: NHRC notice to Steel Ministry, SAIL chief

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (NHRC) has sent notices to the Centre and the of the SAIL over the death of 11 workers in a blast at the major's plant in

An explosion took place at the state-owned Authority of Limited's (SAIL) plant in Chattisgarh's district Tuesday, leaving nine dead and 14 injured.

Two more had succumbed to injuries later at a hospital.

The in a statement said it has taken suo motu cognisance of about the industrial accident.

The commission has issued notices to the of and the of the SAIL, seeking a detailed report, including the steps taken for relief and rehabilitation to the aggrieved families, treatment of the injured along with the report of inquiry, if ordered in the matter.

The commission would also like to know as to what steps have been taken to ensure that such accident do not recur in future.

Apart from this, the of police, Durg, Chhattisgarh, has been directed to inform about the details of the FIR registered in the matter and present status of the investigation. The response from the authorities is expected in four weeks.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 19:40 IST