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Committee to enquire into cause of fire at Bhilai Steel Plant

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World Coal,

The Indian Union Minister of Steel Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh reached Bhilai on 10 October 2018 following the fire at Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) that claimed 12 lives.

At the plant’s JLN Hospital & Research Centre, Singh, accompanied by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and Minister of State for Steel Shri Vishnu Deo Sai, met with the Chairman of SAIL, doctors and hospital administrators and senior officials of SAIL.

A team of doctors from AIIMS, New Delhi had arrived earlier to assist the medical team treating the injured employees, some of whom have sustained extensive burn injuries.

Later addressing media persons at the hospital premises, Singh announced ex-gratia payments of Rs 3 million to the family of each of the deceased employees, Rs 1.5 million to the seriously injured employees and Rs 200 000 to employees with minor injuries. He also assured that all possible assistance would be provided to families of deceased persons. At a meeting with senior officials of SAIL, Singh advised that a BSP officer be appointed to ensure early disbursal of ex-gratia amounts and provide all the support to the families.

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