NTPC Boiler blast : Death toll rises to 26, Ali Anwar makes controversial statement

by International | 03-11-2017 | 522 views

Lucknow: Suspended Janta Dal United(JDU) leader Ali Anwar has yet agein made a controversial statement ,this time on the boiler explosion at National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Plant in UNchahar in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli. Anwar, while reating on the NTPC boiler lst said that the boiler been saffron it wouldn’t have exploded.

“They have saffronised everything in the state. Had the NTPC Power Plant als been  saffron , the tragedy may not have been happened,” Anwar Said.

At least 26 people have died whiel66 have been injured in the boiler explosion at NTPC’s Unchahar Plant on wednessday. Rescue operations are underway as many are still feared trapped inside. Ambulances are on the spot as more injured emloyees are being rescued fom the plant in Raebareli.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved an Ex-gratia of 2 lakh each for next of kin of  those who have lost their lives due to the accident. The Prime Minister has also approved Rs 50,000 each for those injured.

Reports say that carbon blockage in the ash pipe of the NTPC plant led to the blast. Reports also says there was a pile of coal close to the plant. Employees reportedly say that they had raised the concern with the higher authorities but no actions taken yet.

A Magisterial inquiry has been initiated into the boiler explosion.


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