Chennai, July 1 (IndiaToday) – A massive explosion has been reported at a boiler in Neyveli lignite plant in Tamil Nadu. At least five people are feared dead while 17 others are injured in the blast at the boiler in Tamil Nadu. Many have been rushed to the NLC hospital following the explosion.
The blast took place at a boiler of Neyveli Lignite Corporation in Cuddalore. NLC has their own fire-fighting teams who have rushed to the rescue operations following the blast.
Rescue teams from Cuddalore district administration have also reached the spot to assess the situation. Cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained.
The mishap occurred at the fifth unit of the thermal power station-II (210 MW x 7) in Neyveli when workers were in the process of resuming operations this morning.
“Two men died on the spot. Some workers are feared trapped and 16 others have sustained injuries,” the official told PTI adding the injured have been rushed to a hospital in Chennai.
This is the second such blast in Tamil Nadu since May. On May 7, five people were killed in a similar blast.