6 employees killed, 14 injured in blast at Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, October 9: Six employees were killed and 14 others injured on Tuesday in a blast at the Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh’s Durg district, police said.

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The blast took place in a pipeline near coke oven section of the plant in Bhilai town, located around 30 km from the state capital Raipur, a local police official told PTI.

Police personnel and a rescue team rushed to the spot, the official said, adding that the injured were taken to a local hospital.

The plant is operated by the state-run Steel Authority of India Limited