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8 injured in blast at NTPC plant

PTI 07 Aug 2014, 8:24:43 AM IST
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Raipur: Eight persons, including two engineers, sustained burn injuries in a blast last evening in a pipeline at one of the units of an NTPC plant in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, police said.  

The incident occurred at around 9 P.M. at Unit No.7 of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant when labourers and engineers were at work there, a senior police official told PTI.

The cause behind the blast is yet to be ascertained, he said, adding that a probe has been opened into the incident.  Six workers and two engineers received burn injuries in the mishap, he said.

The victims were rushed to a local hospital from where they have been shifted to Apollo Hospital in Bilaspur district, he added.