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Four people die at state-owned steel mill in India

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According to preliminary data, workers of the contracting organization performed repair work in the coke-chemical shop of the plant and were poisoned by gas.

Four people die at state-owned steel mill in India

Four workers have died at a steel plant at the state-owned steel company Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in Rourkele, eastern India. According to preliminary data, the cause of death of the personnel was a gas leak.

According to SAIL, all of the victims were employees of the private firm M /S Star Constructions and were performing repair work.

"The workers felt unwell at around 9 am on 01/06/2021 and were immediately rushed to the intensive care unit of Ispat's General Hospital (IGH) in Rourkele," the company said in a statement.

A special committee was formed at the plant to find out the causes of the incident. Local police are also investigating deaths.

According to SAIL PR specialist Dhirendra Mishra, the plant continues to operate normally.

SAIL shares fell after the news and fell 2.8% on the National Stock Exchange of India at 9:00 GMT.

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