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11 injured in Tata plant explosion

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Ranchi, Nov 14: Eleven people, including six labourers, were injured in a blast in the Tata Steel plant at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on Thursday afternoon, the company’s official said.

After the flames were doused and the gas leakage arrested, the company in a statement said: "There is no danger of any gas leakage from the Steel Plant."

"The explosion took place in the LD gas holder in the steel plant. After the explosion, a fire broke out which was later extinguished. Eleven people, including six contract labourers, were injured," Prabhat Sharma, spokesperson of Tata Steel, told IANS over telephone.

The roof of the gas holder was badly damaged, he added.

"The area has been isolated and there is no impact on any other part of the plant. Production is taking place in a normal way," Sharma said.

Later, in a statement Tata Steel said: "The fire has been extinguished and the gas leakage has been arrested. All vital installations have been isolated and are safe."

"There is no danger of any gas leakage from the steel plant."

"One person is seriously injured, while 10 persons have minor injuries. All of them are undergoing treatment at Tata Main Hospital," it added.


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