5 Indian workers injured in explosion at iron plant in Nepal

Representational image

Five Indian workers were reportedly injured on October 10, in an explosion at an iron plant in southern Nepal.

According to reports all the injured persons were working as daily wage laborers at the iron plant in Simara Sub-Metropolitan City-2 of Jitpur, Bara.

Police Inspector Subash Hamal reportedly said, “Five Indian workers were injured in an explosion that occurred while they were melting metal inside the Jagadamba Steels Factory here in Simara.”

Four of the injured are said to be in a critical condition and they are undergoing treatment at a Birgunj Health Care Hospital.

Police have suspected that the incident might have occurred due to excessive heat.

Most of the equipment being used at the plant were old and in sorry state.

While talking about the deteriorating state of the equipment a worker said, “Factories show the maintenance of equipment only in paper.”

 “But they never repair the equipment,” he added.

The police have identified the injured as Kamalesh Raya, Naresh Sahani, Sandeep Kumar, Pankaj Kumar, and Binayak Singh.