Neyveli Boiler Blast Live: Death toll mounts to 6, 17 injured in second explosion at Tamil Nadu plant since May

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Updated: July 1, 2020 2:47:31 pm

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Boiler Blast: At least 6 people have died in an explosion at Neyveli Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu. This is the second blast at the same plant since May.

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Tamil Nadu Boiler Blast Latest News: At least six people have died and as many as 17 others suffered serious injuries in a boiler blast at Neyveli Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu’s Neyveli. This was the second boiler explosion in two months at the same plant. The mishap occurred at the fifth unit of the thermal power station-II (210 MW x 7) when workers were in the process of resuming operations on Wednesday morning. According to reports, the deceased were contractual workers. The injured persons have been admitted to NLC lignite hospital. The previous blast at the same plant had occurred on May 7. The cause of the blast could not be ascertained immediately. However, it is suspected that overheating and high pressure might have led to the explosion just like the May 7 incident. Neyveli is a township in Cuddalore district.

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    14:47 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    Neyveli Boiler Blast Updates

    The mishap occurred at the fifth unit of the thermal power station-II (210 MW x 7) when workers were in the process of resuming operations on Wednesday morning.

    14:41 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    All deceased men were contract workers

    The six deceased men, aged between 25 and 42 years, were contract workers. The injured include employees who have sustained at least 40 per cent burn injuries.

    13:51 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    CISF deployed at incident site, tweets Amit Shah

    Amit Shah said the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) had been deployed to the site of the blast to assist in relief work.

    13:49 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    Some workers feared trapped: Report

    Meanwhile, an official told news agency PTI some workers were feared trapped due to the explosion. “Some workers are feared trapped,” the official said.

    13:43 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    About May 7 blast at same plant

    In the previous explaion that occurred on May 7, eight workers had sustained burn injuries. The explosion was reported at the outlet unit of the boiler. 

    13:28 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    Tamil Nadu Boiler Blast Latest News: Toll mounts to 6

    Neyveli Thermal Station Inspector Latha told IndianExpress.com that the blast left six people dead and 17 injured. All have been admitted to NLCIL General Hospital in Neyveli.

    13:21 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    Officials suspect overheating, high pressure might have led to blast

    The reason of the blast is not known immediately. Report say that the May 7 blast at the same plant had occurred due to overheating and high pressure.

    13:11 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    Tamil Nadu Boiler Blast: Second blast in two months

    According to reports, the blast occurred at a boiler at miner and electricity generator NLC India Ltd’s plant in Neyveli. This is the second deadly boiler explosion in two months. The previous one took place on May 7.

    12:49 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    Neyveli Boiler Blast Updates

    According to activist Nityanand Jayaraman, this is the second blast at the factory since the lockdown was imposed in March.

    12:44 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    Neyveli Boiler Blast - Watch Video

    The Indian Express has shared a video of the Neyveli Thermal Power Station where an explosion took place today morning.

    12:33 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    Neyveli Boiler Blast: 5 killed

    According to a report in The Indian Express, 5 people were killed in the blast at a boiler blast at Neyveli Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu’s Neyveli.

    11:57 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    Tamil Nadu: 17 injured in blast at Neyveli lignite plant

    Tamil Nadu: At least 17 people have been injured in a blast that took place at Neyveli lignite plant in Tamil Nadu. The blast happened at a boiler in stage two of Neyveli lignite plant. 

    11:54 (IST)01 Jul 2020
    Explosion reported at Neyveli lignite plant in Tamil Nadu

    Tamil Nadu: A massive explosion happened today at Neyveli lignite plant in Tamil Nadu. As per reports, the blast took place at a boiler in stage two of the plant. 

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