Jamshedpur, Aug 26: One labourer was killed and seven others, including the project manager, suffered serious injuries when a blast occurred during repair work of a gas pipeline in a private steel factory along the Chouka-Kandra Road in Seraikela-Kharswan district today.
Budhram Mahato, who had sustained injuries, along with seven other employees, succumbed on the way to a hospital, Superintendent of Police Indrajeet Mahatha said.
The incident occurred on the top floor of the factory when the employees were fixing a leakage in the gas pipeline, he said. The injured have been admitted to hospital. Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Chandil), Sandeep Bhagat rushed to the spot to investigate the matter.