Here is How Bhilai Steel Plant Explosion Took Place
During the maintenance job, the explosion had taken place in the gas pipeline connected to the coke oven section of the plant. Two employees, who were critically injured in an explosion at the Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh, succumbed to injuries at a hospital, taking the death toll in the blast to 11, an official said Wednesday.
Nine people had died and 14 others were injured in the gas pipeline blast at the plant of the state-owned Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in Durg district, located around 30 km away from here.
Out of 14 injured people admitted to the burns unit of the Jawahar Lal Nehru Hospital in Bhilai, two succumbed Tuesday late night, a public relations officer of the Bhilai Steel Plant.
A senior officer stated that the two people had received over 80 per cent burns. There are many other injured people, who were also in a critical condition.
Out of nine people who died on Tuesday, six worked in the plant’s energy management department, while three were employees of its fire brigade unit, the official said.