Bengaluru: Close to 15 officials working at the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) plant in Yelahanka in Bengaluru were injured after a fire following a gas leak in the plant on Friday.

Two of the officials at the plant were critically injured in the incident. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday morning in Yelahanka.

Speaking to the media CK Baba, deputy commissioner of police, Bengaluru Northeast said "It was a gas leakage which caused a fire at the plant. It was extinguished soon after when seven fire tenders rushed to the spot".

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Two persons are critically injured, and others suffered minor injuries including burn injuries, CK Baba added.

Reports had earlier suggested that the gas leak had led to a blast on Friday morning, urging a response from fire department officials.

However, DCP CK Baba and ACP Jayaram Gowda refuted reports that a blast occurred at the plant on Friday.