Explosion took place in boiler in unit 5 of 2nd thermal power station of Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited; 2 workers killed, 16 injured
New Delhi: At least 2 workers were killed, 16 injured, and around four are still feared to be trapped after a boiler explosion at Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL) power plant in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district on Wednesday morning.
According to reports, the explosion took place in a boiler in unit 5 of the second thermal power station of NLCIL. Thick cloud of smoke could be seen over the power plant.
The injured workers have been rushed to Apollo Hospital in Chennai.
This is the second boiler explosion in NLCIL. In the month of May, a similar incident took place, where eight workers were injured.