Bhilai Steel Plant blast: CEO, 2 senior officials suspended 

WION Web Team Delhi, India Oct 10, 2018, 02.02 PM(IST)

Visuals from outside a hospital in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh Photograph:( ANI )

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The plant is owned by the government's Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in Chhattisgarh's Durg district.

Bhilai Steel Plant CEO, two senior officials, have been suspended after Tuesday's blast that claimed 11 lives, news agency PTI reported. 

According to reports, a team of four doctors from AIIMS was despatched on Wednesday by the Centre to treat the patients who suffered burn injuries in an explosion at the Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) in Chhattisgarh, officials said.

The blast claimed 11 lives, wounding 14 others. The plant is owned by the government's Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in Chhattisgarh's Durg district.

Of the 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 told PTI.

"The two had received over 80 per cent burns," he said, adding that a few other injured people were also in a critical condition.

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The explosion had taken place in the gas pipeline connected to the coke oven section of the plant during a maintenance job, the SAIL had said.

Of the 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. 

Two employees, who were critically injured in an explosion at the Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) in Chhattisgarh, succumbed to injuries at a hospital, taking the death toll in the blast to 11, an official said Wednesday.

Union Minister of State for Steel Vishnudeo Sai had said Tuesday that a four-member high-level committee was constituted by SAIL to probe the incident.
 

(With inputs from PTI