CM tells steel firm to pay compensation to explosion victims

Raipur, Dec 1 (PTI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today expressed shock over the death of five employees in an explosion at a steel facility here and asked the factory management to pay adequate compensation to the families of the victims.

Singh asked officials of Euro Pratik steel facility to provide compensation to the kin of each of the labourers and other officials killed in the tanker explosion yesterday, sources said.

The CM has also issued directives to officials of Labour and Industry department to initiate immediate technical measures to ensure safety of engineers and employees working in various factories and industrial units across the state.

Singh also asked them to undertake frequent surveys and checks to determine safety measures employed by these units and take strict action, if they were found lacking, they said.

Five employees, including a site manager, of Euro Pratik steel facility here were killed in an explosion in an oil tanker at Siltara industrial area.

Fire tenders were rushed to the accident site and heavy security has been deployed around the steel facility after people gheraoed it after the incident, police said. PTI SNG DK VKV.

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