6 dead in Bhilai Steel Plant mishap

Raipur:  Four plant workers and two DGMs were dead and over 30 injured after a gas leak occurred at the Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh on Thursday. Of the injured, 11 people are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Around 6:30 pm, a leakage was reported from water pump number 2 at the plant after the pump house got inundated with water.

In a condolence message, Chief Minister Raman Singh tweeted, “My heart goes down for families of deceased @ BSP Bhilai.In touch with Union Ministers & local administration for relief & rescue operations (sic).”

The injured included Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, workers and officials of the public sector plant. All the affected persons have been taken to Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital in Bhilai and the seriously ill have been admitted to ICU, said Inspector General of Police (Durg Range) Pradeep Gupta.



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