89 Chinese employees flee after Balco mishap

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89 Chinese employees flee after Balco mishap
New delhi, Sep 27: Around 89 Chinese employees mostly engineers, working at Balco in Chhattisgarh's Korba town are reported to have fled  after a under-construction chimney at the plant collapsed on Wednesday, Sep 23.

Sources said that all of the 89 were employed in Korba by the Shandong Electrical Power Corporation (SEPC) and fled after the chimney collapsed at the Balco Plant in Korba, which killed at least 45 people.

The Government has issued look out notices against 89 Chinese personnel.

Five Chinese engineers have been stopped by police at Raipur airport from flying back to Kolkata. And more than 75 per cent of the rubble is yet to be cleared.

The under-construction chimney crashed amid heavy rain and lightning Wednesday, trapping over 50 workers in the debris. Police say the toll could rise as more people are feared trapped.

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