NTPC Explosion: Boiler blast claims 9 lives, injures 100

India Tv- 10 dead over 70 injured in blast at NTPC’s Unchahar plant

NTPC said in a statement, according to NDTV, "An unfortunate accident in the boiler of 500MW under trial unit of NTPC - Unchahar occurred this afternoon".

Rescue operations underway in close coordination with the District Administration.Over 1000 people work in this unit of NTPC.

It also was not clear how many workers were in the plant at the time.

"It's believed that accumulation of ash inside pipe and furnace of the boiler exploded due to pressure at the power plant", a senior official at Raebareli told Xinhua.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was "deeply pained" by the accident at a power plant in Uttar Pradesh which has claimed 18 lives today, and added that the situation was being closely monitored.

The injured have been admitted to the district hospital.

Ambulances were dispatched immediately after the incident.

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A National Disaster Response Force unit has been dispatched from Lucknow to assist in rescue operations.

Former Samajwadi Party MLA Manoj Pandey alleged NTPC management discriminated between higher officials and labourers in providing medical assistance.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the Member of Parliament from Rae Bareli, offered condolences for the victims and their families.

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.

Three units with a combined capacity of 630 MW are continuing to generate electricity, while the 500 MW unit that was hit by the explosion has been shut down.

NTPC's Unchahar plant is a coal-based power station that provides power to Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttranchal.