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23 Peoples dead in NTPC power plant blast, numbers may be increased

The death count in NTPC power plant explosion went up to 23 by Thursday early morning. Still there is fear to trapped inside the coal-fired plant.

Raebareli: The death count in NTPC power plant explosion went up to 23 by Thursday early morning. Still there is fear to trapped inside the coal-fired plant.

On Wednesday explosion ripped a boiler in NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli district. Scores of people inside the premises suffered severe burn injuries.

The total number of casualties likely to go up after the blades of the boiler are cut up, said the Uttar Pradesh Police.

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Approx 150 ambulances were pressed into relief and rescue work that was affected by a huge ball of dust that rose after the 500-MW boiler (power generating unit) exploded.

Nearly 22 victims with severe burn injuries have been sent to Lucknow and 15 victims in Raebareli hospital. Some victims have been sent to Allahabad.

“Ambulances were ready. Many patients were immediately shifted to Unnao, Balrampur and Pratapgarh,” said Dr Talha Shamsi, Raebareli Hospital.

 

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