Boiler blast at NTPC power plant: Death toll rises to 20

  • Boiler blast at NTPC power plant: Death toll rises to 20
02-11-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

The death toll in blast at NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 20. Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said, around 100 people are injured and they have been admitted at different hospitals in Rae Bareli, Lucknow and Allahabad.

Arvind Kumar also said, many are in critical condition. An NDRF team of 32 rescuers have joined the relief and rescue operations.

NTPC has initiated a probe to ascertain the reasons behind the blast. It said, the blast occurred at the 600 megawatts under trial production unit.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of the kin of those killed, Rs. 50,000 for those with serious injuries and Rs. 25,000 for minor injuries. Yogi has also announced to provide treatment to injured free cost at SGPGI Lucknow.

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