The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) fire-fighters have been engaged within the rescue operations and the district administration’s rescue groups have additionally reached the spot.
At least six individuals have been killed and 17 left injured after a boiler exploded on Wednesday at Neyveli Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district.
According to PTI, the accident was reported from the fifth unit of the thermal energy station-II when staff have been within the means of resuming operations within the morning.
Tamil Nadu: Explosion at a boiler in stage -2 of the Neyveli lignite plant. 17 injured individuals taken to NLC lignite hospital. Visuals from the spot. More particulars awaited. https://t.co/jtaOudE9P0 pic.twitter.com/FWKYNsePVO
— ANI (@ANI) July 1, 2020
The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) fire-fighters have been engaged within the rescue operations and the district administration’s rescue groups have additionally reached the spot. Authorities are nonetheless investigating the precise reason for the accident.
Meanwhile, PTI quoted an official as saying that many staff are feared trapped. The official mentioned that the injured have been rushed to a hospital within the state capital of Chennai.
The injured have been admitted to NLCIL General Hospital in Neyveli, reported The Indian Express.
This is the second boiler explosion in two months that occurred within the state. In an identical incident, on 7 May, two staff have been killed and eight have been injured after a boiler blast on the state-run NLC plant.
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