New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) Arun Kumar Rath, CEO of SAIL’s Durgapur Steel Plant, Thursday took charge as the new CEO of Bhilai Steel plant, two days after a major fire accident at the SAIL unit which has so far claimed 13 lives.Also Read - India vs England Highlights T20 World Cup Warm-Up Match: Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul Guide India to a 6-Wicket Victory Over England

Rath has replaced M Ravi who was removed Wednesday following the accident. Also Read - SAFF Championship 2021 Match Highlights India vs Bangladesh Match 3 Today Football Updates: 10-Man Bangladesh Earn a Hard-Fought 1-1 Draw Over India

An explosion took place at the state-owned steel maker Steel Authority of India Limited’s (SAIL) Bhilai plant in Durg district of Chhattisgarh Tuesday. Also Read - Farah Khan Tests Positive For Coronavirus Despite Being Double Vaccinated, Says 'I Didn't Put My Kaala Teeka'

“Operations have resumed and A K Rath has taken over as the new CEO of our plant in Bhilai,” M C Agarwal, Executive Director (Corporate Affairs), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) told PTI.

Expressing anguish at the loss of lives in the blast, Union Steel Minister who reached the site Wednesday removed the plant CEO M Ravi with immediate effect and suspended General Manager (safety department) T Pandya Raja and Deputy General Manager (energy department) Naveen Kumar.

The Centre has announced a compensation of Rs 30 lakh each to the families of workers who lost their lives in the blast.

The families of the deceased will also get a statutory compensation between Rs 33 lakh and Rs 90 lakh.

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