Jharkhand: Massive Fire At Tata Steel Plant In Jamshedpur, 3 injured

Guwahati: A massive fire broke out from a battery explosion at a Tata Steel coke facility in Jamshedpur of Jharkhand on Saturday.

The incident took place at around 10.20 am after a detonation in a battery. Several fire trucks and ambulances were dispatched to the scene shortly after the news broke.

According to reports, three persons were taken to the hospital after being injured in the incident.

A statement from Tata Steel read, “Today, at around 10:20 am (IST), there was a blast in the foul gas line at Battery 6 of coke plant at Jamshedpur Works. Currently, Battery 6 is non-operational and is undergoing a dismantling process. The ambulance and fire tenders immediately reached the incident site and the area has been cordoned off. The situation has been brought to control.”

“Two of the contract employees sustained minor injuries, and were sent to TMH for treatment. Another employee who complained of chest pain was also sent to TMH for observation. Their condition is stable. The incident has been reported to the relevant authorities and an investigation to assess the cause is underway,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has expressed concern about the incident and said that the Jamshedpur district administration is working with Tata Steel management to provide quick treatment to those hurt in the incident.

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