NTPC forms expert committee to ascertain cause of Raebareli explosion

Lucknow(Uttar Pradesh) [India], Nov 03: The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has formed a three-member expert committee to ascertain the reason of the Unchahar power plant explosion in Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli. The death toll in the boiler blast at state-run NTPC power plant rose to 29 on Thursday. The incident also left more than 100 people injured. Speaking to ANI, NTPC Zonal Director R.S. Rathi said, "We formed a three-member expert committee to ascertain the reason of the explosion. The director of the NTPC will be the chairman of this committee." Rathi further said that the committee will give a report on the incident within 30 days following which an appropriate action will be taken. The NTPC has announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh for the kin of the deceased, Rs10 lakh for seriously injured and Rs 2 lakh for those who sustained minor injuries. Rathi further said that the UP government and authorities of Raebareli had helped a lot in the rescue and relief operation. Earlier on Thursday, the National Human Rights Commission issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh government and sought report within six-weeks in the incident. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath earlier announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of deceased, Rs 50,000 for critically injured and Rs 25,000 for those with minor injuries.
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