The toll in the massive explosion in a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Raebareli has risen to 26, a senior official said on Thursday.
Rae Bareli district magistrate Sanjay Kumar Khatri told IANS the number of injured in the Wednesday’s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant blast was 64.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who is on a three-day visit to Mauritius, announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the deceased, Rs 50,000 for the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for those with minor injuries.
Here are the live updates:
10.55am: Rahul Gandhi reaches Raebareli district hospital to meet the injured.
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10.30am: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit the NTPC blast site in Raebareli in the afternoon. Security checks at NTPC hospital underway.