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Five labourers charred to death in Raipur

Five labourers have been charred to death and four injured when a huge quantity of hot iron ore dust spilled over them in Raipur.

india Updated: Jan 12, 2008 17:57 IST

>Five labourers were charred to death and four seriously injured when a huge quantity of hot iron ore dust spilled over them at the Godavari Ispat's Sponge Iron plant in Raipur, police said.

The labourers were engaged in cleaning the iron ore dust when the mishap happened inside the plant in the Siltara industrial area, about 30 kms from Raipur, Additional SP Raipur, Lal Umed Singh told PTI.

Five labourers were charred to death on the spot, while four have been rushed to hospital in Raipur city, where their condition is said to be serious, Singh said.

Police have rushed to the spot and are investigating the reason behind the accident.