Death toll rises to 9 after gas pipeline explodes at Bhilai steel plant
At least 9 people died and 14 injured after a gas pipeline exploded in Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarhs Durg district on Tuesday afternoon
Raipur: At least 9 people died and 14 injured after a gas pipeline exploded in Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh's Durg district on Tuesday afternoon.
The blast took place in a pipeline near coke oven section of the plant in Bhilai town, located around 30 km from the state capital Raipur, a local police official told news agency PTI.
"At least 12 people sustained burn injuries in the explosion," he added.
Police personnel and a rescue team rushed to the spot, the official said, adding that the injured were rushed to hospital.
The plant is operated by the state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).
Further details are awaited.