While the nation is battling against COVID, the beginning of the new month brought sad news. About 6 people died and 17 injured in the boiler blast at Neyveli Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. https://twitter.com/i/status/1278219558432591872
The accident happened on the morning of Wednesday when the laborers we’re proceeding with their work in the morning. The thermal station Inspector Latha notified that “Six people have died and 17 are injured. Eleven among them are said to be in severe condition. They have been admitted to NLCIL General Hospital in Neyveli. The injured include employees who have sustained at least 40 percent burn injuries according to an initial assessment, the official said. Some of them had 40% burns and we’re sent to Chennai. The accident happened at 10 a.m when workers we’re resuming.”Some workers are feared trapped,” an official told. This incident is said to be the second blast at the plant in previous months. The previous blast took the lives of eight workers and occurred in the sixth unit of the second power plant while the recent happened in the fifth unit of the same plant.
Amit Shah’s message
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, expressed sorrow over the loss of lives, spoke to Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and assured all possible help. The home minister said on his twitter handle: ‘Anguished to learn about the loss of lives due to a blast at Neyveli power plant boiler in Tamil Nadu. Have spoken to @CMOTamilNadu and assured all possible help.‘ ‘@CISF HQrs is already on the spot to assist the relief work. Praying for the earliest recovery of those injured.’
Tamil Nadu CM provides relief
Tamil Nadu chief minister M Edappadi K Palaniswami announced an optional payment of Rs 3 lakhs each to the families of those who lost their lives in a boiler explosion at Neyveli Lignite Plant on Wednesday. Rs 1 lakh has been announced as compensation for those who have sustained severe injuries while those with minor injuries will be provided with Rs 50,000. ANI (@ANI) Tweeted:
CM Edappadi K Palaniswami announces an ex-gratia of Rs 3 lakhs each to families of those who lost their lives in a boiler explosion at Neyveli Lignite Plant. Rs 1 lakh&Rs 50,000 have been announced for those who have sustained severe & minor injuries, respectively: Tamil Nadu CMO https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1278272654592610304?s=20
Previous boiler blast in TN
The accident happened in the boiler at an NLC India thermal power plant exploded in Tamil Nadu’s Neyveli on May 7, the sixth unit of the Thermal Power Station-II, in the evening and two workers sustained serious burn injuries, an NLC official said.
“Due to pressure, there was an explosion in the boiler that led to a flash fire injuring six workers and two technicians,” when asked about the accident.
The boiler is 84-meter high and when the accident occurred, the workers and technicians were at a height of about 32 meters, the official added. On initial inspection at the health facility, doctors said two contract workers suffered serious burn injuries while the injuries of others were comparatively minor.