6 killed, 17 injured in boiler explosion at Tamil Nadu's Neyveli Lignite Plant

At least six people were killed and 17 others were injured on Wednesday in an explosion at a boiler at Neyveli Lignite Corporation power plant in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district.

According to news agency ANI, the explosion was reported in a boiler in Stage 2 of the Neyveli Lignite’s plant. Injured have been taken to NLC Lignite hospital for treatment. More details awaited.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that he has spoken to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and assured all possible help to control the situation in the aftermath of the boiler explosion that broke out in Tamil Nadu.

"Anguished to learn about the loss of lives due to a blast at Neyveli power plant boiler in Tamil Nadu. Have spoken to Chief Minister Office of TamilNadu (CMO) and assured all possible help. CISF is already on the spot to assist the relief work. Praying for the earliest recovery of those injured," he said in a tweet.

It is the second major boiler blast in NLC India. In May, four persons were killed when a boiler in the TPS II exploded. The company's TPS II consists of seven units of 210 MW each.

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