Patna, Dec 21: In an unfortunate incident, four workers were killed and several others were left injured after a blast occurred at a sugar mill in Gopalganj, Bihar on Thursday. The blast is stated to have occurred in the mill's boiler.
Early morning report indicated that three people died in the blast, however, later the death toll rose to four.
"The death toll rises to four in Gopalganj boiler blast," stated ANI. The ANI report added that the police had arrested the sugar mill owner.
"Three laborers killed, many others injured after boiler blast at Sasa Musa sugar mill in Bihar's Gopalganj," ANI had tweeted earlier.
Three laborers killed, many others injured after boiler blast at Sasa Musa sugar mill in Bihar's Gopalganj pic.twitter.com/ImJmjJ6BGm— ANI (@ANI) December 21, 2017
Visuals provided by ANI show the extent of damage caused in the sugar mill due to the blast. The authorities are yet to issue a statement in this regard.
"#Visuals from boiler blast site at Sasa Musa sugar mill in Bihar's Gopalganj; three laborers killed, many others injured," tweeted ANI.
Most of the sugar mills in the state blatantly flout safety norms, alleged a local activist. "The government and the mill owner are answerable to the disaster. How long businessmen are going to play with the lives of poor workers?" questioned the activist.