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21 injured as boiler pipe bursts at Adani power plant at Mundra

As per report, 13 of the 21 workers suffered serious injuries with at least eight of them sustaining more than 60 percent burns.


21 injured as boiler pipe bursts at Adani power plant at Mundra

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: At least 21 workers of Adani Power Limited were reportedly injured on Wednesday when a boiler pipe burst at the company's thermal power plant in Mundra, Kutch district of Gujarat.

As per report, 13 of the 21 workers suffered serious injuries with at least eight of them sustaining more than 60 percent burns.

Those seriously injured have been taken to Ahmedabad for treatment while the remaining were taken to a private hospital at Ganhidham.

"Twenty-one persons have been injured, with at least two sustaining more than 70 per cent burn injuries. Six persons have sustained more than 60 per cent burn injuries," Kutch (west) superintendent of police D N Patel said.

The incident took place in one of the nine units of Mundra Power Plant which had re-opened today after a two-day shutdown, Adani Power Limited said in a statement.

The accident happened after "hot water came out from the vent of a flash tank," it said.

"During this process 21 workers have been affected by the splashing of hot water, and the unit has been shut down. Eight workmen with nominal injuries have been provided first-aid and released," it stated.

"The company has constituted a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional team of experts to investigate the incident and submit report within 10 days," it added.

 

With PTI Inputs

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