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9 killed due to gas poisoning at steel plant in China

At least 9 people were killed when workers were conducting an overhaul of the generator boiler at an iron and steel plant in Liupanshui city in China’s Guizhou province.

world Updated: Feb 01, 2018 15:30 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Beijing
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A worker at a steel plant. Gas poisoning at a plant in China killed nine persons.(AFP / Representative Photo)

Gas poisoning at an iron and steel plant in China’s southwest Guizhou province killed nine persons and injured two others, authorities said on Thursday.

The incident occurred when workers were conducting an overhaul of the generator boiler at Shougang Shuicheng Iron and Steel Company Limited in Liupanshui city, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Nine people were killed and two others were injured in Wednesday’s incident, it quoted local authorities as saying.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known, it said.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 15:24 IST