Nai Dunia reported that a blast occurred at 5:35 AM on 16 February 2021 in the Converter No-1 of Steel Melting Shop No-2 of Bhilai Steel Plant of Steel Authority of India Limited. The report said “The vehicles parked nearby were filled with dust. Nothing was visible to anyone for a while. The sound of the blast was so loud that it was heard till Sector 4 of the township. This made the residents here nervous for a while. As soon as the incident was known, the top officers of BSP reached the spot. At the same time, there is no report of any employee casualties in it.”
The report said “It is being told that after cleaning the converter of the plant, the remaining water in it was being brought down. This process involves rotating it down to 300 degrees. Meanwhile, water fell on top of the bad metal that fell down. There was a huge explosion here as soon as the water fell. The incident said that it had not caused any damage.”
It was built in 1983 under the four million tonne expansion project.