NTPC explosion claims 34th victim, 10 still admitted in ICU at Safdarjung Hospital

Chander Pratap (22) had suffered 80 per cent burn injuries in the explosion and passed away at Safdarjung Hospital on Sunday morning

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: November 5, 2017 9:01:22 pm
NTPC blast, NTPC death toll, NTPC boiler explosion, Safdarjung hospital, AIIMS, burn injuries, Uttar Pradesh NTPC blast, Unchahar plant, UP news A massive explosion ripped a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district On November 1. (Express photo)

One more person, who had suffered burn injuries in the boiler explosion at an NTPC plant in Rae Bareili, died at Safdarjung hospital on Sunday morning, the hospital’s medical superintendent, Dr Rajendra Sharma, said.

With this, the toll in NTPC’s Unchahar plant accident has climbed to 34, making it the country’s worst industrial disaster in the last eight years.

Chander Pratap (22) had suffered 80 per cent burn injuries in the explosion, Sharma said, adding 10 people were still admitted at the burn ICU of the hospital.

On Saturday, a 40-year-old man, who had 90 per cent burn injuries and was brought to Safdarjung Hospital in a very critical condition, died. Six injured people, a majority of them with extreme facial burns, were flown to the national capital on November 3 and were admitted to the burn department of the AIIMS trauma centre.

“One of them has 60 per cent burns, while others have burn injuries ranging between 25 and 50 per cent,” a senior doctor at the AIIMS had said.

A massive explosion ripped a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district On November 1. The 1,550-MW plant supplies electricity to nine states and employs around 870 people.

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