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Major fire at Bokaro Steel Plant

Bokaro, Sep 23 (UNI) A major fire broke out inside the coaltar distillation plant of the Bokaro Steel Plant here in which the coaltar pond was completely destroyed.

Since the fire fighters of the plant were not sufficient to douse the flames help from outside was called and it took 16 fire fighting engines pooled from Jharkhand government, Damodar Valley Corporation and from Tenughat almost nine hours to contain the flames.

Though an official figure on the losses is yet to be received but it is being estimated that it might be in several crores. The plant management has ordered a probe to find out the reasons behind the incident however initial investigations have said fire from the motor room caused the incident which engulfed the entire area.

The management has maintained that the incident will not hamper the steel production at the plant. No loss of life was caused in the incident
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