Bhubaneswar: At least one person was seriously injured Thursday in a fire at the construction site of Essar Steel plant near Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district.
Sources said that the mishap occurred at the newly-constructed electric sub-station of Essar plant due to a short–circuit. Superintendent of Police Satyabrata Bhoi told.
Essar Steel is building a 12 million tonne per annum steel pallet plant. Eight fire tenders battled the blaze while equipment worth lakhs of rupees was damaged, Bhoi said.
It is noteworhty to mention that in March 2011, a major fire had occurred at the construction site of Essar Steel plant in which property worth Rs 1 crore was destroyed.