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Boiler blast at NTPC power plant in UP kills 8

Boiler blast at NTPC power plant in UP kills 8

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 01 Nov 2017, 06:40 pm

Raebareli, Nov 1 (IBNS): A boiler explosion at a state-run NTPC power plant in Raebareli of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday has killed at least eight people and injured 100 others, media reports said.

The plant is located in Unchahar.

The injured are being treated in a hospital inside the NTPC campus and one in the town, NDTV reported.

The Ministry of Power confirmed the blast incident and said in a statement: "An unfortunate accident in the boiler of 500MW under trial unit of NTPC, Unchahar occurred this afternoon. Rescue operations are underway in close coordination with District Administration. Injured persons are being shifted to the nearby hospitals."

NTPC's senior management is rushing to the site to coordinate the efforts.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to ensure proper medical treatment is provided to the injured people.

As per the UP government's Twitter page, he has expressed deep sadness over the loss of lives in the incident.