Uttar Pradesh NTPC blast: 20 killed, 100 injured

Uttar Pradesh NTPC blast 20 killed 100 injured

A massive explosion ripped a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC's Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and injuring nearly 100, officials said.

The NTPC initiated a probe to ascertain the reasons behind the blast, while Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for the grievously injured, they added. Among those injured are three additional general managers of the NTPC plant, who are undergoing treatment in Lucknow, according to sources.

"Twenty deaths have been confirmed by the district administration. Twenty-two people with severe burns have been referred to Lucknow. Another 15 are admitted to a Rae Bareli hospital," Uttar Pradesh's ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said. He said that the number of casualties could rise.

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Safeer Karim, who secured the 112th rank in the 2014 UPSC examination, wanted to be an IAS officer. He was caught using a Bluetooth device to speak to his Hyderabad-based wife, who was dictating the answers.

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