NTPC Blast: Eyewitnesses say 'molten lava' like material rained on workers
Rae Bareli : A day after blast in NTPC's Unchahar plant, an eyewitness shared his horrifying experience at the incident site. Workers who managed to escape death claimed that they are very lucky compared to ones who were near the boiler and were split into pieces.
India Today spoke to an eyewitness, who has been identified as Arvind. He said plant was in flames and hot ashes were flying all around. People running to save their lives were bound to run through flying ash which fell on them like hot lava.
"The blast in the plant took place when a steam pipe burst. As the plant was all in flames, hot ash sprung out of this pipe as high as 25-30 feet. We could see smoke billowing out of the NTPC unit," Arvind told India Today.
Another eyewitness Radhey Shyam said, "Due to the explosion, the bodies of several workers working near the steam pipe were blown to smithereens. Those who escaped the blast were heard screaming as hot ash fell on them like molten lava. There were scenes of chaos and panic all over the place."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have already announced ex-gratia for the victims of the incident.
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