Boiler blast at NLC India thermal plant in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore, 8 injured

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Updated: May 07, 2020 8:35 PM

Blast at Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLCL) in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore: The injured have been rushed to the hospitals.

Neyveli, Cuddalore blast, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, NLCL, Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore blast, boiler, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited blast, Tamil Nadu Cuddalore Initial visuals from boiler blast at Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore. (Courtesy: ANI photo)

Blast at NLC India thermal power plant in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore: A blast at NLC India thermal power plant in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district has left at least 8 persons seriously injured, PTI report said.

The blast occurred at a boiler at the Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, initial reports suggested.

The fire resulting from the blast caused serious burn injuries to two contract workers and wounded six others, PTI report said.

AN NLC official was reported by PTI as saying that the blast that occurred at the sixth unit of the NLC India Thermal Power Station-II, on Thursday evening left two workers with serious burn injuries.

The officer added that the pressure led to the explosion in the plant’s boiler which was followed by a flash fire that resulted in injuries to six workers and two technicians.

PTI reported that the boiler at NLC India Thermal Power Station-II is 84-meter high and at the time of the accident workers and technicians were at a height of about 32 meters.

Power generation at the NLC plant was halted after the accident, and the injured have been rushed to a private hospital in Tiruchirappalli, the report added.

The NLC India Thermal Power Station-II is a 1,470 MW facility located in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore and it has seven units of 210 MW each that are currently generating 450 MW power.

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