Tamil Nadu Boiler Explosion: CM announces Rs 3 lakh compensation to kin of victims
Chennai : Tamil Nadu chief minister M Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday announced compensation of Rs 3 lakhs each to the families of those who lost their lives in a boiler explosion at Neyveli Lignite Plant on Wednesday.
Those who have been injured in the accident will be provided with aid of Rs 1 lakh in case of serious injuries and Rs 50,000 for minor injuries.
At least six people were killed and 17 others were injured in the boiler explosion on Wednesday morning in Tamil Nadu. The six men were aged between 25 and 42 years, according to an official cited by news agency PTI. The injured include employees who have sustained at least 40% burn injuries according to an initial assessment, the official said.
According to the information received, the incident was reported at stage 2 of Tamil Nadu’s Neyveli Lignite Power Plant. The injured were taken to the NLC Lignite Hospital.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah took stock of the situation and assured all possible support to the state government. He mentioned that the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has already reached the incident spot to assist the relief work.
"Anguished to learn about the loss of lives due to a blast at Neyveli power plant boiler in Tamil Nadu. Have spoken to Chief Minister Office of TamilNadu (CMO) and assured all possible help. CISF is already on the spot to assist the relief work. Praying for the earliest recovery of those injured," Shah said in a tweet.