Three people were killed in a boiler explosion at a steel plant in this district on Friday (April 5). The police said the boiler exploded midnight Thursday at the plant in Kaliyaanpoondi, about 30 km from here, injuring eight workers.
Three of them succumbed to injuries at a government hospital while the condition of five others was stated to be serious. The reason for the blast could not be ascertained immediately. The Boiler wing of the industries department and the police were investigating, sources said.