Power Ministry Sets Up Committee to Probe NTPC Boiler Blast

Most of the injured are believed to have sustained burns from the explosion.

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The blast at the NTPC plant in Unchahar left many injured.

Thirty-seven people were killed and around 85 were injured as a boiler tube exploded in the NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh. The 500MW tube placed in the under trail unit of the NTPC reportedly exploded due to pressure.

Most of the injured are believed to have sustained burns from the explosion. Relief and rescue operations were launched immediately and the injured were being rushed to nearby hospitals.

  • Thirty-seven dead, around 85 injured in an industrial blast in NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh
  • Reports said NTPC engineers were aware of a problem in a boiler unit and were working on it
  • An enquiry committee has been set up by the NTPC management which will submit its report in 30 days
  • UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of those killed
11:43 PM , 06 Nov

Power Ministry Sets Up Committee

The Ministry of Power has constituted a committee on 6 November, Monday, to investigate the causes of explosion at the NTPC plant in Unchahar.

11:43 PM , 06 Nov

Death Toll Rises to 37

A victim of the deadly NTPC boiler blast, brought to Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi after suffering extensive burns in the accident in Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli, died on Saturday in New Delhi as his condition deteriorated, said hospital officials.

The toll has now risen to 37.

11:16 AM , 05 Nov

Death Toll Rise To 36

One victim, Santosh Kumar (40), succumbed to his burn injuries at the Safdarjung hospital in Delhi today taking the total death toll to 36. Kumar had suffered from 90% burns.

10:44 PM , 04 Nov

Death Toll rises to 33

One person, who had suffered burn injuries in the NTPC boiler blast in Rae Bareili, died today morning at the Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi, a doctor told PTI.

With this, the death toll has climbed to 33, making it the country's worst industrial disaster in the last eight years.

Published: 01 Nov 2017, 5:29 PM IST
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