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NTPC explosion: Death toll rises to 30, police set up green corridor to carry injured

By Chennabasaveshwar
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The death toll in the explosion at NTPC plant in Raebareli has risen to 30. A boiler in the NTPC's Unchahar plant exploded on Wednesday evening.

UP police have a set-up green corridor till airport to bring three persons injured inNTPC accident to Delhi's AIIMS via special aircraft.

Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar, told ANI about the rise in the death toll.

Also, 66 people were injured in the incident.

"We've constituted a team of Magistrate and a Technical Officer, which will conduct a magisterial inquiry into the incident," DM said.

Rescue operations by NDRF are still underway at the explosion site.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the accident. Also, the PM sanctioned Rs. 50,000 each for those injured.

The explosion triggered panic among the workers who ran helter-skelter. The district administration rushed ambulances to the plant and directed health officials to provide prompt treatment to the injured.

On Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh for next of kin of deceased, Rs 50,000 for critically injured and Rs 25,000 for injured.

NTPC operates a 1550 Mega Watt power plant of Uttar Pradesh, which is named after Feroze Gandhi, husband of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Injured labourer

Injured labourer

A labourer who sustained burn injuries at NTPC's Unchahar Power Plant being brought to Raebareli district hospital for treatment on Wednesday. At least 26 people are feared dead and several others have been injured after a boiler went off at the plant. PTI Photo

Raebareli district hospital

Raebareli district hospital

A labourer who sustained burn injuries at NTPC's Unchahar Power Plant being brought to Raebareli district hospital for treatment on Wednesday. At least 26 people are feared dead and several others have been injured after a boiler went off at the plant. PTI Photo

Rahul Gandhi at Raebareli hospital

Rahul Gandhi at Raebareli hospital

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi wears a mask to visit the injured victims of Unchahar NTPC boiler blast at the district hospital, in Raebareli on Thursday. PTI Photo

NTPC's Unchahar Power Plant

NTPC's Unchahar Power Plant

A scene at NTPC's Unchahar Power Plant where a blast took place, in Raebareli district on Wednesday. At least 26 people are feared dead and several others have been injured after a boiler went off at the plant. PTI Photo

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