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Chhattisgarh: 9 dead and 14 injured in a gas pipeline blast in Bhilai Steel Plant

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 October 2018, 14:50 IST

Around 6 dead and 14 injured in a gas pipeline blast in Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh, reported ANI. However, according to recent report, the death toll have risen to nine.

According to report in PTI, 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 said.

The explosion took place around 11 am in a gas pipeline connected to the coke oven section of the plant in Bhilai town, located around 30 km away from the capital, according to Inspector General of Police (Durg Range) G P Singh.

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

The rescue team and police have rushed to the spot. The injured were taken to a local hospital.

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First published: 9 October 2018, 13:43 IST
 
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