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Two killed, two injured in India steel plant blast

10 April 2017

A blast at the Arya Iron & Steel Company (AISCO) in Keonjhar district, Odisha, killed two and seriously injured another two workers, according to a report by the Odisha Sun Times on April 8. The two workers were found dead in the furnace oil tank, which was the source of the explosion.

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According to reports, the tank exploded when a six-member team comprising an engineer, a foreman, two welders and two helpers were engaged in repair work on the tank.

The exact reason behind the explosion is yet to be ascertained. A probe has been launched by the Odisha Factories & Boilers Directorate into the incident.


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