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Indian power plant blast injures five

12 February 2014

An explosion at Parichha coal-fired power plant in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, injured five persons, including an executive engineer and an assistant engineer, according to the Times of India. The February 12 blast occurred while labourers were engaged in cleaning out clinker from a 250MW capacity boiler at the plant. 

Parichha Power Station - Image: UPRVUNL
Parichha Power Station - Image: UPRVUNL

The two engineers are reported to have suffered 40% burns, and they and three labourers have been transferred to local hospitals.

Parichha Power Station has a capacity of 1140MW. The explosion was in a unit commissioned by the state government in April 2013, with the boiler supplied by Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL).

UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam (UPRVUN), which owns the power plant, has ordered a probe into the incident.

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