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Neyveli boiler blast: Shah assures TN CM of all possible help

By Eastern Mirror Updated: Jul 01, 2020 11:20 pm

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday talked to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami over Neyveli power plant boiler blast, assuring him of all possible help.

The Home Minister took stock of the situation of the incident in a telephonic conversation with Palaniswami.

“Anguished to learn about the loss of lives due to a blast at Neyveli power plant boiler in Tamil Nadu. Have spoken to @CMOTamilNadu and assured all possible help,” Shah tweeted.

The Home Minister further said that Centre’s paramilitary wing Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is already on the spot to assist the relief work.

“Praying for the earliest recovery of those injured.”

More than four people were killed and 17 others injured in a boiler blast at Neyveli Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The blast occurred in the fifth unit of the second station as workers were resuming work this morning.

Neyveli, a township in Cuddalore district, is about 200 kilometres south of Chennai. Wednesday’s blast is the second in two months. On May 7, two workers were killed and eight injured in a similar incident.

By Eastern Mirror Updated: Jul 01, 2020 11:20:48 pm