Two labourers electrocuted in steel plant

Angul: At least two labourers were killed and two others injured due to electrocution while they were working at the raw material holding plant of a private steel plant in Angul district on Monday, police said.

The incident took place when the labourers were working under a contractor this morning. “It could be due to short circuit,” police said. The injured were hospitalised.

The factory’s boiler department officer HS Mohanty said the death of two labourers would be probed.

The two deceased labourers hailed from Sundergarh district and belonged to a tribal community, factory sources said.