At least six people were killed and 14 were injured after a blast in the gas pipeline of Bhilai Steel Plant in Bhilai town of Chhattisgarh, about 30 km away from state capital Raipur. The blast took place in a pipeline near coke oven section of the plant, a local police informed agencies.
“At least 12 people sustained burn injuries in the explosion,” he said.
Police personnel and a rescue team rushed to the spot, the official said, adding that the injured were taken to a local hospital.
More details are awaited and will be added soon.
The plant is operated by the state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).