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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

NTPC explosion killed 14; more than 100 injured

By on Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A big accident occurred at UPNTPC power plant in Raibarely Unchahar on Wednesday. 14 people have been reported killed and more than 100 charred after the explosion in boiler pipe. It is told that the injured are under treatment. Seeing the injured in big numbers, the ambulance from the local and Raibarely has been called for help. The fire brigades are trying to extinguish the fire and the CISF has siege the plant.
The accident took place in the 6th Unit of 500 Megawatt at NTPC around 4 O’clock on Wednesday evening, according to the locals. More than 200 labourers were on work near this Unit when the accident took place. As the explosion took place, there were severe fires. None was in position to escape when this accident occurred suddenly.
The chief minister, Yogi Adityanath has expressed the grief over the accident.
The home secretary UP has been directed to provide every help in the recue and relief work.
The CM has said to the officer that the injured to be treated on the priority, and the needy to be sent immediately to Lucknow PGI.

The CM has announced to Rs 2 lakh each to next kin of deceased and Rs 50 thousand to the injured, according the CM office.

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