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NTPC Explosion LIVE Updates 10 Bodies Recovered 100 Injured In Boiler Blast

NTPC Explosion LIVE Updates 10 Bodies Recovered 100 Injured In Boiler Blast

The death toll from Wednesday evening incident is likely to rise as many more are feared trapped inside the 500MW boiler unit at the NTPC, Unchahar, Additional Director General (ADG) Law and Order Anand Kumar said.

A pipe carrying ash from the burning coal exploded in the plant's newly-installed boiler, Sanjay Khatri, the area's top administrative officer, said.

The 1,550 megawatt (MW) plant supplies electricity to nine states including Uttar Pradesh and employs 870 people, according to the company's website.

A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team was also despatched to the explosion site from Lucknow for relief and rescue operations, an official said.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, too, said he was disturbed by the incident and urged the authorities to provide all help to the injured. Rae Bareli is the electoral district of Sonia Gandhi, president of the Congress Party, who lamented the accident and promised aid to the victims.

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District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Khatri said 40 ambulances were immediately pressed into service.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken took cognizance of the explosion and directed the Principal Secretary Home to ensure all steps for rescue and relief must be executed.

NTPC's senior management has also rushed to the spot. He has announced that 2 lakhs rupees will be given to family of each deceased, 50 thousand rupees to those who have received serious injuries and 25 thousand rupees to minor injured.

"Deeply pained by the accident at the NTPC plant in Raebareli".

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