1 killed, 11 injured in blast at private power plant in MP

Anuppur (MP): An engineer was killed and 11 workers sustained burn injuries in a blast in the boiler plant of a private power company in Anuppar, an official said on Tuesday.

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 on Monday, he said. 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 on Tuesday. 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.

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