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An engineer killed, 11 injured in blast at private power plant in MP

An engineer was killed and 11 workers sustained burn injuries in a blast in the boiler plant of a private power company here, an official said today.

The blast occurred during routine inspection of boilers at unit-2 of the power plant in Anuppur district’s Jaithari sub-division at around 7.50 PM yesterday, he said.

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The company’s senior engineer, identified as Prafulla Kumar Jha (49), sustained critical burn injuries. He succumbed to his injuries enroute to district hospital, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) R V Dwivedi said today.

Among the 11 injured, the condition of three is serious. All of them have been admitted to a private hospital in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district, he said.

Anuppur Collector N S Parmar and Superintendent of Police Anurag Sharma visited the spot this morning to take stock of the situation and ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.

Further probe is on in the matter, Dwivedi added.

PTI

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