6 dead, 5 injured in gas leak in Andhra steel plant


Hyderabad: Six workers died and five others were critical after some poisonous gas leaked in a steel plant in Tadepatri division of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.

The incident took place at Gerdau Steel India Limited.

“6 people dead & 5 injured after a poisonous gas leak in Gerdau Steel India Limited in Tadepatri of Anantapur district this evening. Cause of leak is yet to be ascertained,” new agency ANI tweeted.

The cause of the gas leak is yet to be known, the ANI said in the tweet.

A team of emergency personnel rushed to the steel plant and took the injured to hospital.

According to sources, Gerdau is a leading producer of long steel in the USA and one of the largest suppliers of special steel in the world. It has industrial operations in 14 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Gerdau’s Indian steel plant is situated at Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh and has an installed capacity of 3 lakh tons of steel production per year.

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