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  • India power plant blast death toll reaches 36

    07 November 2017

    The death toll from the November 1 explosion at NTPC’s Unchahar coal-fired power plant in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, reached 36 on November 6. A total of 21 of the seriously injured were flown by air ambulance to New Delhi for specialist treatment after the incident and 18 are said to still be in critical condition, with further fatalities a possibility. Around 80 were less seriously injured....

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  • Molten iron ore injures 15 in Indian metal plant

    07 November 2017

    At least 15 labourers were injured when a crane broke and the molten iron ore it was carrying rained down on workers in a factory in Haridwar district, 200 km north east of New Delhi, police said on November 6. Five of the injured in the incident are said to be critical....

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  • India power plant blast kills at least 18, injures 100 [Updated]

    01 November 2017

    At least 18 people were killed and around 100 injured after a boiler exploded on November 1 in the newest power generating unit at the NTPC Unchahar power plant in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh. The number of dead and injured may rise as many are believed to be trapped inside the unit and many of the injured have suffered severe burns....

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  • India incense factory dust fire asphyxiates 20

    09 October 2017

    Twenty-eight workers were hospitalised after fire broke out at a factory producing incense sticks at Chandigarh in northern India. According to the Hindustan Times, sparks from electrical work being carried out on the premises led to a minor blast in two chemical containers, which in turn ignited sandalwood powder....

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  • Rejected detonator explosion at Indian ammunition storage facility injures three

    15 September 2017

    Three workers sustained injuries after a large quantity of defective detonators exploded at the Badmal ordnance factory in Balangir district, Odisha, on September 15. Faulty detonators from shells are taken to the demolition yard, which is isolated from production and other  facilities, to be dismantled or destroyed. The explosion reportedly took place at the demolition yard....

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India construction site explosion kills six, injures 11 08 September 2017

Six people were killed and 11 injured after fire broke out following a gas cylinder explosion at a building under construction in Juhu, Mumbai, on September 6. The injured – nine men and two women – were admitted to a nearby hospital, PTI reported, with eight said to be in a critical condition....

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Five killed in Kashmir coal mine explosion 08 August 2017

A coal mine in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has suffered a fatal explosion on August 6 with five miners reported to have been killed. The Deputy Commissioner of Muzaffarabad, 20 miles south of the mine site near Seri Darra village, said seven miners were digging coal about 800 feet deep in a shaft when a gas explosion caused the roof to collapse....

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Indian Army asks Defence Ministry to attribute responsibility for fatal Pulgaon ammunition depot blast 03 August 2017

In a letter to the Indian Defence Production Secretary, Army headquarters has asked for a final adjudication on responsibility for the extensive fire at India’s largest ammunition storage depot at Pulgaon in Maharashtra on May 31, 2016. The incident resulted in the deaths of two army officials, four defence security corps personnel and 13 defence fire safety staff....

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Shell fined $2.4m for fatal Pakistan tanker blast 07 July 2017

Pakistan's oil and gas regulator has ordered a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about 257 million rupees (about $2.4 million) in damages and compensation for a tanker explosion that killed more than 200 people last month. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority held Shell Pakistan Ltd responsible for the blast in Punjab province on June 25 after the tanker rolled over, and villagers rushed to collect leaking fuel....

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Bangladesh garment factory explosion kills 10, injures 50 04 July 2017

A boiler explosion at a garment factory at Kashimpur in Gazipur district, near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, killed 10 people and injured 50, officials said on July 3. The number still missing remained unclear as of July 4 an police said the search for more victims was ongoing.  This is the latest fatal incident to affect the sector, one of the country’s biggest employers....

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