June 12, 2014 / 6:37 PM / 4 years ago

Gas leak kills five in Indian steel plant - reports

NEW DELHI, June 12 (Reuters) - A gas leak following an explosion at a steel plant in the Indian state of Chattisgarh on Thursday left at least five people dead and over 30 unwell, local television channels reported.

The plant, a unit of state-run Steel Authority of India Ltd , is India’s sole producer of rails and heavy steel plates.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known. The injured have been admitted to a government hospital, the channels reported.

Officials from the company and the state government were not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Alison Williams)

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