NTPC explosion in Unchahar Highlights: Death toll rises to 30 says UP secy Rajiv Kumar

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NTPC explosion in Unchahar Highlights: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today visited Rae Bareli to meet NTPC Power Plant blast victims' families. Gandhi has taken a break from his ongoing 'Navsarjan Yatra' in poll-bound Gujarat

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NTPC explosion in Unchahar Highlights: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today visited Rae Bareli to meet NTPC Power Plant blast victims’ families. Gandhi has taken a break from his ongoing ‘Navsarjan Yatra’ in poll-bound Gujarat to visit Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh today to meet the families of victims of a massive explosion at an NTPC power plant. At least 22 people were killed and nearly 66 injured when a massive explosion ripped a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC’s Unchahar plant. “Due to the unfortunate NTPC accident, I will visit Rae Bareli on tomorrow morning. Will join Gujarat Navsarjan Yatra in the afternoon,” the Congress leader tweeted yesterday. Notably, Gandhi yesterday began his three-day campaign tour of south Gujarat, where Assembly poll will be held in December.

Track here Highlights of Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Rae Bareli:

7:36 pm: Death toll in NTPC Explosion raises to 30: Rajiv Kumar, Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh.

6:15 pm: Power Minister RK Singh: I met families of victims from other regions. NTPC will help them in every way to take their bodies.

6:00 pm: NHRC directed UP govt to look into the matter and see that families of deceased are suitably compensated by monetary relief, without any delay

5:57  pm: NHRC issued notice to Uttar Pradesh govt seeking detailed report within six weeks.

4:11 pm: Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded a high-level probe by an outside agency to bring out the facts.

3:38 pm: The toll in the massive explosion in a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC’s Unchahar plant here has risen to 26, a senior official.

3:04 pm: NTPC had yesterday said it has initiated a probe to ascertain the reasons behind the blast.

2:30 pm: Rahul Gandhi: It is very sad to see the pain of the victims of the NTPC incident. Families of the victims and should get compensation and jobs in government offices. The wounded should also get all possible help.

2:20 pm: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today visited Rae Bareli to meet those injured in the NTPC boiler explosion and said his party will demand a probe into the incident.

2:15 PM: Taking a break from his Gujarat election tour, the Congress vice president arrived here this morning and visited postmortem house, district hospital and NTPC premises and enquired about the incident from officers present.

2:10 PM: He was accompanied by senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Congress state president Raj Babbar. “How many workers were working there?” he was heard asking officers at the Unchahar unit of NTPC.

2:05 PM: “People are saying that it (the plant unit) was run early (before schedule). It should not have been run that way. We will demand a probe,” the Congress vice president told reporters.

1:50 PM: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also came face to face with Union Power minister RK Singh during his visit to the site.

1:45 PM: At around 1530 hours yesterday, “there was sudden abnormal sound at 20-meter elevation,” it had said in a statement yesterday. “There was opening in corner No.2 from which hot flue gases and steam escaped affecting the people working around the area.”

1:40 PM: The 1,550-megawatt (MW) plant, which supplies electricity to nine states, had reported an explosion in the furnace beneath the boiler yesterday.

1:36 PM: “This is to inform that Unit-6 (500 MW) of Feroze Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Station, Rae Bareli, UP, is under shutdown after an accident in the evening of November 1. The other five units of the station are operating normally,” NTPC said in a statement.

1:30 PM: WATCH- All you want to know about NTPC power plant explosion in Unchahar

1:26 PM: The toll in the massive explosion in a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC’s Unchahar plant here has risen to 26, a senior official said today.

1:21 PM: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has taken a break from his ongoing ‘Navsarjan Yatra’ in poll-bound Gujarat and is visiting Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh to meet the families of victims of the explosion.

1:16 PM: Raebareli is the parliamentary constitutency of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has expressed shock at the “terrible tragedy”.

1:11 PM: NTPC had yesterday said it has initiated a probe to

ascertain the reasons behind the blast.

1:08 PM: At around 1530 hours yesterday, “there was sudden abnormal sound at 20-meter elevation,” it had said in a statement yesterday. “There was opening in corner No.2 from which hot flue gases and steam escaped affecting the people working around the area.”

1:05 PM: Rahul Gandhi at NTPC’s Unchahar plant where a boiler exploded yesterday, met Union Power Minister RK Singh at the spot as well Raebareli.

1:00 PM: “This is to inform that Unit-6 (500 MW) of Feroze Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Station, Rae Bareli, UP, is under shutdown after an accident in the evening of November 1. The other five units of the station are operating normally,” NTPC said in a statement.

12:55 PM: The 1,550-megawatt (MW) plant, which supplies electricity to nine states, had reported an explosion in the furnace beneath the boiler yesterday.

12:50 PM: ‘India’s largest power producer NTPC Ltd today said it has shut a 500 MW unit at its Unchahar coal-fired power station in Rae Bareli after an explosion killed 26 people and injured several others.

12:45 PM: “Prime Minister @narendramodi has approved an ex- gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the accident at the NTPC plant in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh. PM has approved Rs. 50,000 each for those injured due to the accident,” PMO India said on Twitter.

12:40 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of those killed in an explosion in the NTPC power plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district.

12:36 PM: At least 26 persons died after a massive explosion in one the boilers at NTPC’s Unchahar plant yesterday.

12:33 PM: Image from the National Thermal Power Corporation’s Unchahar plant where a boiler exploded yesterday.

12:30 PM: Watch this video

12:27 PM: “Anguished by loss of lives in power plant mishap in Raebareli. Condolences to bereaved families. Govt is helping injured,” President Ram Nath Kovind said.

12:24 PM: There was an opening in corner number two from which gases and steam “escaped” affecting the people working around the area, the central public sector undertaking said.

12:20 PM: In a statement, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has said that at unit number six of its Unchahar plant, there was a sudden abnormal sound at 20-meter elevation around 3:30 yesterday afternoon.

12:16 PM: Sonia Gandhi also asked the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee and party workers to provide all help in relief works and possible assistance to the families of the injured, the party said in a statement.

12:12 PM: The Unchahar sub-division in Raebareli district is around 110 km from the state capital.

12:08 pm: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has expressed shock and horror at the “terrible tragedy” in her Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli, where at least 12 people lost their lives and several others were injured in a boiler blast at an NTPC unit.

12:03 PM: Conveying her deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved, Gandhi urged upon the authorities to provide immediate medical assistance to the injured.

12:00 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday has said he was “deeply pained” by the accident at a power plant and added that the situation was being closely monitored.

11:56 AM: “Deeply pained by the accident at the NTPC plant in Raebareli. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. The situation is being closely monitored & officials are ensuring normalcy is restored: PM @narendramodi,” the prime minister’s office tweeted.

11:53 AM: Take a look at PM Modi’s tweet

11:50 AM: Watch this video

11:45 AM: Police set-up green corridor till airport to bring three persons injured in NTPC accident to Delhi’s AIIMS via special aircraft.

11:40 AM: Rahul Gandhi yesterday began his three-day campaign tour of south Gujarat, where Assembly poll will be held in December.

11:37 AM: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who represents Rae Bareli in the Lok Sabha, in her condolence message said she wanted to be with the families of the victims to share their pain in this hour of grief, but could not do so due to her indisposition.

11:33 AM: PM Narendra Modi has approved Rs. 50,000 each for those injured due to the accident.

11:30 AM: PM Narendra Modi approves an ex- gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the accident at NTPC plant in Raebareli.

11:27 AM: The toll in the massive explosion in a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC’s Unchahar plant here has risen to 26, a senior official said today.

11:24 AM: Union Power Minister R K Singh, through social media posts, expressed deep anguish at the loss of lives and said that he had directed NTPC Chairman and Managing Director Gurdeep Singh to rush to the site.

11:21 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that he was “deeply pained” by the accident at the power plant.

11:19 AM: The 1,550-MW plant supplies electricity to nine states, according to officials, and employs around 870 people.

11:17 AM: Watch this video

11:15 AM: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said the probe will disclose the details.

11:13 AM: Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar told reporters in Lucknow that the toll in the NTPC boiler blast has risen to 26.

11:10 AM: The NTPC has initiated a probe to ascertain the reasons behind the blast. The chief minister had yesterday announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for the grievously injured.

11:07 AM: In a statement, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has said that at unit number six of its Unchahar plant, there was a sudden abnormal sound at 20-meter elevation around 3:30 yesterday afternoon.

11:04 AM: There was an opening in corner number two from which gases and steam “escaped” affecting the people working around the area, the central public sector undertaking said.

11:01 AM: Watch thsi video

10:59 AM: Death toll in NTPC explosion rises to 26, says Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar.

10:57 AM: Rahul Gandhi meets boiler blast victims

10:55 AM: Rahul Gandhi has taken a break from his ongoing ‘Navsarjan Yatra’ in poll-bound Gujarat to visit Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh today to meet the families of victims of a massive explosion at an NTPC power plant.

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10:53 AM: “Due to the unfortunate NTPC accident, I will visit Rae Bareli on tomorrow morning. Will join Gujarat Navsarjan Yatra in the afternoon,” the Congress leader tweeted yesterday

10:51 AM: Contractual labourers raised slogans on Thursday against the NTPC management

10:49 AM: They claimed they had forewarned about the “impending” disaster at the unit-six as the temperature near the furnace was steadily rising

10:47 AM: Angry locals and family members of the injured have claimed that there was complete absence of medical facilities at the NTPC campus, which led to the spike in the number of casualties

10:45 AM: Union Minister R.K. Singh and state Power Minister Shrikant Sharma are also slated to visit Rae Bareli

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