At least four workers were injured following a furnace explosion at Rourkela steel plant in Odisha, reports said.

The contract labourers, who reportedly received 30-40% burn injuries, have been rushed to Ispat General Hospital.

The victims were working at Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI) section of Blast Furnace no 5, according to reports. 

The workers have been identified as Sibnath Kachhap, Satyajit Solapur, Sriram Anil and Meghnath Tandia, reported Odisha Sun Times.

The cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained.

More details awaited.