Blast in Bhilai’s Steel Plant gas pipeline: 11 killed and 14 injured

A major fire had broken out in a gas pipeline of Bhilai Steel Plant situated at Chattisgarh on October 9, around 10.30 am. This mishap took place during the process of battery maintenance work.

According to the sources, the gas pipeline got connected to the coke oven section of the plant in Bhilai town which resulted in a huge gas leakage and later on turned in to a blast. The number of employees who were working on the spot when the incident occurred was over 24.

As soon as the concerned authorities got a call from the incident spot, the rescue team, fire tenders as well as the police officials, rushed to the spot and immediately and started the rescue operation by evacuating the nearby areas and started various attempts to control the fire. The further reports indicate that the gas leakage incident had created panic in the surrounding areas.

11 employees killed while 14 others were injured in this massive blast. The people who injured were immediately shifted to the nearby hospital for further treatment.

It is to be noted that the gas pipeline which got affected is in Bhilai Steel Plant is India’s first and main producer of steel rails, as well as a major producer of wide steel plates and other steel products.


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