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Boiler blast at Raebareli NTPC power plant kills 8, injures 80

Boiler blast at Raebareli NTPC power plant kills 8, injures 80

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 01 Nov 2017, 09:04 pm

Raebareli, Nov 1 (IBNS): A boiler explosion at state-run NTPC power plant-Unchahar Unit No. 6-in Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli killed at least eight people and injured another 80.

According to a government statement, there was sudden abnormal sound at 20 mt. elevation at the power plant.

Following the same, there was opening in corner no.2 from which hot flue gases and steam escaped affecting the people working around the area.

"Around 80 people were rushed to NTPC hospital, most of them were discharged after giving first-aid.  In the mishap 8 people succumbed to the injuries," the statement said.

About 10 persons with serious injuries have been referred to nearby hospitals and to Lucknow to provide immediate treatment.

An enquiry has been set up by NTPC Management to investigate the reasons for the accident. 

"All possible measures are being taken to provide immediate relief to the families of affected people in close coordination with the district administration," the statement added.

President Ram Nath Kovind condemned the incident and tweeted: "Anguished by loss of lives in power plant mishap in Raebareli. Condolences to bereaved families. Govt is helping injured."