Six laborers were killed and many others got injured after a boiler burst at the Sasa Musa sugar mill in Bihar's Gopalganj. The initial investigation stated boiler overheating as the reason for the blast.
According to initial reports coming into the incident, many laborers are still trapped at the boiler blast site. Rescue operations were underway. Gopalganj is 160 kilometers away from Patna, Bihar.
The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital; many with over 90 per cent burns. The owner of the Sasa Musa Sugar Mill has been arrested as per the initial reports.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announces ex-gratia of Rs 4 Lakh each for next of kin of those who have lost their lives in boiler blast site at Sasa Musa sugar mill in Gopalganj.
— ANI (@ANI) December 21, 2017
More details are awaited on the incident.