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Gas leak kills five in Chattisgarh steel plant

Reuters | Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:45

New Delhi: A gas leak following an explosion at a steel plant in Chattisgarh on Thursday left at least five people dead and over 30 unwell, local television channels reported.

The plant, a unit of state-run Steel Authority of India Ltd , is India`s sole producer of rails and heavy steel plates.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known. The injured have been admitted to a government hospital, the channels reported.

Officials from the company and the state government were not immediately available for comment.

First Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 10:13
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