Two labourers lost their lives after gas leakage in a sponge iron plant in IDC area in Rourkela district in the late night hours on January 6.
As per the incident, the two deceased labourers inhaled the gas after the leakage while cleaning the gas furnace of the plant which resulted in unconsciousness of both the labourers.
The labourers were rushed to the Rourkela Government Hospital where they were declared brought dead.
Later, police reached the plant after tension prevailed among the workers. A probe has been initiated in this matter.