Fire at IISCO steel plant in West Bengal, several injured

Several people injured, three are critical

Burnpur: A fire at SAIL's IISCO Steel Plant at Burnpur in West Bengal, injured 21 people, with 2 of them in ICU, the state-owned steel maker said on Thursday.

All the affected are bing provided with immediate medical care, it said.

"An incident of fire occurred at SAIL?s IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) at 12.15 PM today... Around 21 affected persons have been provided immediate medical attention, both at the Plant Medical Unit and at Burnpur hospital. Out of these, two persons belonging to contractor BEC have been admitted to ICU," SAIL said in a statement.

Preliminary enquiry has revealed that it happened in New Coke Oven Battery no 11, it said. The fire was immediately extinguished.

The incident occurred during a planned shutdown taken for carrying out rectification jobs in one of the pre-heaters of the coke oven battery.

( Source : PTI )
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