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Six killed, 14 injured in blast at Bhilai Steel Plant

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Six employees were killed and 14 others injured Tuesday in a blast at the Steel Plant of state-owned SAIL in Chhattisgarh's district, police said.

The explosion took place around 11 am in a connected to the coke oven section of the plant in town, located around 30 km away from the capital, of Police (Range) G P told

"At least six people were burnt to death while 14 others received injuries and most of them were said to be in a serious condition," he said.

As per preliminary information, over 24 employees were working at the spot when the accident occurred, he said.

Police personnel and a rescue team rushed to the spot, he said, adding that all the victims were being taken to a local hospital.

Rescue operation was still underway at the plant, operated by the state-run Limited (SAIL).

had in June dedicated the modernised and expanded Steel Plant to the nation.

As per SAIL's website, the is India's sole and supplier of world class rails for the Indian Railways, including 260 metre long rails, and a major of a large variety of and

With an annual production capacity of 3.153 MT of saleable steel, the plant also specialises in other products such as wire rods and

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 14:00 IST