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Ash-pipe explodes at NTPC in UP; ten dead, 50 injured

Ash-pipe explodes at NTPC in UP; ten dead, 50 injured

The accident occurred in the ash-handling section of the plant and ash gushed out at high-temperature, burying several workers, said Lalmani Verma, an engineer at NTPC.

Police said 20 people have been confirmed dead by the district administration.

About 150 workers were said to be present inside the plant when the blast took place.

A team of 32 persons of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been rushed to Unchahar from Lucknow to support in rescue works.

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The 1,550 megawatt (MW) plant supplies electricity to nine states, according to the company's website, and employs 870 people.

She 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.

The District Magistrate had previously reported 100 injuries. "The NTPC's senior management is rushing to the site to coordinate the efforts".

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on an official visit to Mauritius, expressed grief and said that no stone would be left unturned with regard to rescue and relief efforts. By late evening, the Congress vice president, however, decided that he should be in the constituency that has sent his mother Sonia Gandhi to the Lok Sabha since 2004.

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The state government will also give Rs 50,000 for critically injured while Rs 25,000 for those who have suffered light injured.

NTPC plant is a secured facility and entry is restricted to employees only.

The plant, with five units of 210 MW each, started generating power in 1988.

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