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Six workers die in steel unit gas leak in AP

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati (AP) 

Six workers died in a poisonous at a private unit in district today, police said.

of Police G told over phone that the mishap occurred while testing was being done after maintenance work in the unit.

"As per preliminary information, two workers died on the spot and four others in hospital.

Carbon monoxide is the used for reheating process and its leak caused the mishap," the SP said.

There was no clear information about injuries to other workers, he said, adding rescue operation was being carried out.

The steel mill, located at Tadipatri, belongs to Brazilian firm Gerdau, a of in the American sub-continent.

(Home) N China Rajappa expressed grief over the deaths.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 19:25 IST