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Steel Minister reaches Bhilai to take stock of situation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chaudhary Wednesday reached Chhattisgarh's district to take stock of the situation at the Steel Plant where an explosion took place Tuesday, and promised to offer all possible help to the victims and their families.

"Reached to take stock of the situation after the coke oven blast yesterday. We are ensuring that we extend all possible help to the families who lost their member yesterday and provide best treatment to the injured," the said in a Tweet.

An explosion took place at the Steel Authority of Limited's (SAIL) plant Tuesday, leaving nine dead and 14 injured.

In a statement, said it has contacted and four burns specialist doctors from AIIMS Delhi have been rushed to Bhilai for treatment of the injured.

Based on the advice of the AIIMS burns specialists, the line of treatment is being followed and administered.

"Out of the injured, three are serious and in a critical condition. One person is on watch and the others are being given treatment for various stages of burn injuries," the statement said, and added that the Ministry has ordered an internal as well as an external inquiry into the accident and concerned officers are also reaching Bhilai to take stock of the situation.

of State for Steel Vishnudeo Sai, and SAIL had reached to Bhilai last evening and visited the hospital to enquire about the condition of the injured.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 11:55 IST