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Probe into BHEL plant blast

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HYDERABAD: Investigation into the cause of the minor blast at Ramachandrapuram unit of BHEL that killed two employees and caused damage to the plant has begun, a day after the event.

The Inspector of boilers and factories, experts from the BHEL and forensic department have taken up the probe. The accident occurred around 9 pm on Monday in the Acetylene gas plant, which is used for welding purposes. The brunt of the blast was taken by the two permanent employees, who succumbed to injuries.

The dead employees were working in the Acetylene Plant for the last 8 years, BHEL officials said.

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