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15 injured in violence at Monnet Ispat

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Angul, Aug 16;

At least 15 persons were injured, five of them seriously, when angry workers clashed with security personnel of Monnet Ispat Limited this morning over non-payment of wages.

The agitated contract workers broke open the main gate of the plant and indulged in violence, burning six vehicles and damaging office property. A clash ensued when security personnel on duty tried to prevent them from arson.

Nisha police rushed to the place and brought the situation under control.

The workers say they have not received their wages for six months and had been promised their dues today. But when they arrived this morning, they found the main gate locked. The enraged workers then broke open the gate and started damaging office furniture and other assets.

No company official was available for a comment on the incident.

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