Two deputy managers were among the casualties of a gas leak at Steel Authority of India Ltd's Bhilai steel plant in India yesterday (Thursday 12 June). Six people were killed in the incident and 30 were hospitalised, but only nine remain in hospital and are not in a critical condition.

The cause of the leak was a rupture to the main header of Pump House 2, which supplies water to the gas cleaning plants (GCPs) of the blast furnaces, according to SAIL. There was a sudden loss of water pressure to the GCPs and blast furnace gas from the scrubbers entered the water pipeline.