High-level probe ordered into NTPC Unchahar plant explosion

High-level probe ordered into NTPC Unchahar plant explosion

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Lucknow Nov 3 : Toll in the National Thermal Power Corporation’s Unchahar plant tragedy rose to 33 on Friday with the death of NTPC additional director-general Sanjiv Sharma. More than 50 injured are still being treated in various hospitals in Lucknow, Rae Bareli and other places.

Rae Bareli/Lucknow, Nov 2: Union Minister of State for Power R K Singh on Thursday announced high-level inquiry into NTPC’s Feroz Gandhi Unchahar Thermal power station boiler blast and announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 20 lakh to the families of the deceased as the death toll reached 30.

However, the toll is likely to go up as several injured were in critical condition in various hospitals.

Five critically injured people succumbed to their injuries at government hospitals in Lucknow late on Wednesday night and Thursday. Still more than 60 critically injured were being treated at different hospitals in Lucknow.