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Five killed, 40 injured in Bhilai Steel Plant gas leak

BHILAI: Five workers were reportedly dead and 40 others injured on Thursday in a gas leak at Chhattisgarh’s Bhilai Steel Plant. 11 people have been admitted to Intensive Care Unit, the company said.

“All affected persons have been rushed immediately to hospital. Best medical care is being provided to all of them and 11 persons have been admitted to ICU. The Plant management is providing all possible care and support and efforts are on for an early liquidation from the breakdown,” a company statement said.

The mishap occurred due to breakdown in Water Pump House No-2 that affected people working nearby. “High level enquiry shall be conducted to ascertain the cause of the breakdown and management will extend all the support to the affected persons,” the statement said.