Uttar Pradesh CM has taken cognizance of explosion and has directed Principal Secretary Home to ensure all steps for rescue and relief.
RaeBareli: Fourteen people were killed and 60 to 70 people injured after a boiler exploded at National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)'s Unchahar plant in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh.
"Fourteen people have been killed in the explosion," Chief Medical Officer of Raebareli, DK Singh said.
"At least 60-70 people injured," Anand Kumar, UP ADG (Law and Order) confirmed.
"The toll may rise", he added.
NTPC said the accident in the boiler of 500 Megawatt MW under trial unit of NTPC– Unchahar occurred on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Raebareli District Magistrate the pipe had exploded due to pressure.
"Scores injured in a boiler explosion at NTPC's Unchahar plant at Raebareli," SP Shivhari Meena said.
According to NTPC, rescue operations are underway in close coordination with District Administration and injured people have been shifted to nearby hospitals.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of explosion and has directed Principal Secretary Home to ensure all steps for rescue and relief.
Yogi Adityanath has announces an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh for next of kin of deceased, Rs 50,000 for critically injured and Rs 25,000 for injured.
A 32-member team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is en route to NTPC Unchahar plant.
Further details are awaited.