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1 killed,15 injured in Bhushan Plant fire


OST Bureau

Dhenkanal, Nov 13:


One worker was killed and 15 others injured when a fire broke out in the blast furnace-2 of the Bhusan Steel Plant at Kantabania in Dhenkanal district on Tuesday morning.

According to reports, the incident took place at about 10 am.

While the plant authorities have rescued 15 workers including four who are very critically injured from the place of the mishap.

The exact cause of the fire which followed a blast is yet to be ascertained.

All the injured workers have been admitted to the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack.

A team of the Directorate of Factories and Boilers has been sent to the plant for on the spot inquiry, Minister of Forest, Environment and Labour Bijoyshree Routray said.