Published On: Thu, Jul 12th, 2018

Gas leak in steel mill kills 6 workers in Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad: Police say a suspected carbon monoxide gas leak has killed at least six workers at a steel mill in Andhra Pradesh.

Gas leak at the mill in Padipari in Andhra Pradesh, which is owned by Gerdau, a leading Brazilian steel producer.
Photo courtesy: NDTV

Police officer Surendra Reddy says the leak occurred on Thursday at the mill in Padipari, a town in the state. The gas was being used for reheating after repair work.

Reddy said the leak first killed three workers, then three others who tried to help them. There was no information about injuries, as the rescue work is continuing.

The Press Trust of India news agency said the mill is owned by Gerdau, a leading Brazilian steel producer.

It’s located in Anantpur district, 360 kilometers (225 miles) south of Hyderabad, the state capital.

AP

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