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India metal plant blast claims four lives

08 January 2018

A boiler explosion at a metal plant in Surampalli near Vijayawada in the southeast Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has killed four workers, with five more listed as critical with between 70% and 15% burns. Local police said the blast, at GS Alloys and Castings, was due to steam pressure build up in one of the plant’s boilers.

Image: FSAP
Image: FSAP

Officials said action would be taken against the management of the company for not following proper safety measures at the plant.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said compensation would be paid to the survivors and relatives of the deceased.

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