Three killed in Orissa steel plant accident

February 6th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Feb 6 (IANS) At least three people were killed after inhaling poisonous carbon monoxide gas in a sponge iron factory in Orissa’s Jharsuguda district, police said Friday.The deaths occurred at the Singhal Enterprises Private Ltd. factory at Hirma, some 400 km from here, at around 8 p.m. Thursday.

Inspector in charge of the local police station P.K. Rout told IANS on phone that the three men aged between 22 to 25 years had gone to wash a chamber used to cool hot sponge iron and got trapped inside. They died of suffocation after inhaling carbon monoxide.

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