NTPC Blast: Unchahar Plant Left 22 Dead, 100 Wounded In UP


At least 22 people were killed, and twelve were severely burned as a boiler exploded on Wednesday afternoon at NTPC plant (Unchahar) in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh. Few people are still feared trapped inside the coal-fired plant.

Raebareli District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar said:

“TWENTY-TWO CASUALTIES TILL NOW WHILE 66 PEOPLE INJURED. RESCUE OPERATIONS BYNRDF UNDERWAY.”

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The Uttar Pradesh Police said that the total number of injuries are possible to hike after the boiler blades are cut up. 150 plus ambulances were pressed into the rescue and relief work that was affected by a big ball covered with of that rose after the 500-MW boiler blasted.

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The victims that are having critical severe burn injuries are sent to Lucknow and Raebareli hospital. Some of them have been sent to Allahabad.

Dr. Talha Shamsi of Raebareli Hospital said:

“AMBULANCE WERE READY, AND MANY PATIENTS WERE IMMEDIATELY MOVED TO UNNAO, PRATAPGARH, BALRAMPUR.”

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NTPC officials and Local administration rushed to the incident spot, and two companies of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) Has been set up as a part of the force. 

One injured died in civil hospital of Lucknow. However, eight had been hospitalized. Ashutosh Dube, a Medical Superintendent, said that all the people had 80 to 90% burns and are in severe condition. According to eyewitnesses, the blast was so robust that the employees had no chance to defend themselves. 

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Rakesh Pandey, who was at a nearby tea-stall said:

“I HEARD A DEAFENING SOUND AND WATCHED A GLIMPSE OF FIRE THERE WERE DEAD BODIES ALL AROUND UNIT 6”.

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As per the report, the explosion happened due to high pressure in a steam pipe of the boiler, said Alok Kumar, sub-divisional magistrate of  Raebareli.

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Fire swallowed up the whole Unit 6, which has made a recent entry and still working on trial. Nearly 200 workers were on duty, and CRPF & cops have been deployed at the blasted plant which has been shut down to check any illegal entry.

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An NTPC official said:

“WE DON’T RULE OUT ANY HUMAN TERROR.”

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NTPC Blast: Unchahar Plant Left 22 Dead, 100 Wounded In UP

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