NTPC blast: Death tolls rises to 32

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India Published: Nov 03, 2017, 07.39 AM(IST)

News reports said the explosion took place as workers stood under the massive boiler trying to de-choke it manually, and that safety guidelines were probably violated.? Photograph:( DNA )

The death toll from the explosion at the NTPC power plant in Unchahar has risen to 32.

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A boiler had burst at the plant on Wednesday. 

News reports said there were as many as 100 workers around the boiler when it burst. 

Also read -- NTPC boiler explosion: 'It started shaking, then there was a blast,' recalls worker

News reports added that the explosion took place as workers stood under the massive boiler trying to de-choke it manually, and that safety guidelines were probably violated. 

The state and central governments have since announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of the dead and Rs 50,000 for the injured. 

Rahul Gandhi, who visited Rae Bareily -- where the accident took place and his mother's parliamentary constituency -- has demanded a judicial probe into the incident government jobs for the injured. 

Also read: Rahul Gandhi to visit Rae Bareli after NTPC plant explosion

 

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