5 dead in massive explosion at boiler in Tamil Nadu's Neyveli of India, at least 17 injured

# 11:15
1 July 2020

A massive explosion has been reported at a boiler in Neyveli lignite plant in Tamil Nadu in India, APA reports citing India Today.

At least five people are feared dead while 17 others are injured in the blast at the boiler in Tamil Nadu. Many have been rushed to the NLC hospital following the explosion.

The blast took place at a boiler of Neyveli Lignite Corporation in Cuddalore. NLC has their own fire-fighting teams who have rushed to the rescue operations following the blast.

Rescue teams from Cuddalore district administration has also reached the spot to assess the situation. Cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained.