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16 killed, 100 injured in explosion at NTPC plant in UP

16 killed, 100 injured in explosion at NTPC plant in UP

An explosion at an Indian power plant has killed 20 people and injured up to 100 in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in one of the country's deadliest industrial accidents in years.

The district administration rushed ambulances to the spot and directed health officials to provide prompt treatment to the injured.

NTPC said the accident in the boiler of 500 Megawatt MW under trial unit of NTPC- Unchahar occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

Meena said that relief and rescue operations were launched immediately and the injured were being rushed to nearby hospitals.

Gandhi represents the Raebareli parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha. The power plant management has banned the entry of outsiders in plant premises except those involved in relief and rescue operation.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who is on a three-day visit to Mauritius, announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the deceased, Rs 50,000 for the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for the injured.

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Panic-stricken labourers ran in all directions to escape from the explosion.

The coal-fired plant is owned by India's biggest power utility NTPC Ltd, and police officer Dhananjay Singh said the plant, has now been shut down.

About 80 people have been taken to the hospital of plant operator NTPC Ltd, while around 10 with serious injuries have been sent to other facilities, NTPC said in a statement.

NTPC plant is a secured facility and entry is restricted to employees only.

The Congress vice-president also expressed his condolences over the deaths and tweeted, "I am deeply saddened with the incident at the Rae Bareli's NTPC plant".

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