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Death toll in Bhilai Steel Plant explosion rises to 13

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

One more employee who was critically injured in an explosion at the Steel Plant (BSP) in district of died Thursday, taking the death toll in the incident to 13, police said.

Satya Vijay, who had suffered over 80 per cent burns, died at the in Bhilai, of Police told

Nine people had died and 14 others were injured on Tuesday due to a blast in a at the plant of the state-owned (SAIL).

Three more employees had succumbed during treatment.

of the Steel Plant M Ravi was removed in the wake of the incident on Wednesday.

of in West Bengal, Arun Kumar Rath, has been appointed the new of the BSP.

Chaudhary Birender Singh,Chief and Union of State for Steel Vishnudeo Sai on Wednesday met the injured employees at the hospital.

Singh had said that two committees -- an internal committee of SAIL and another of the -- will conduct probe into the incident.

Families of the deceased employees will get ex-gratia of Rs 30 lakh each while the seriously injured employees will get Rs 15 lakh each, he had announced.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 19:55 IST