Gas leak in Orissa leaves 8 ill

 At least eight people fell ill on  early Sunday after inhaling a toxic gas that reportedly leaked from a blast furnace of a steel plant in Orissa’s Sundergarh district, police said.

The gas leaked from a blast furnace at the state-run Rourkela steel plant on Sunday. Five workers and three officers of the plant were hospitalised following the mishap.

“The condition of four of them was critical, but now they are out of danger,” Superintendent of Police Diptesh Kumar Patnaik told reporters.

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