20 dead, 100 injured in boiler blast at NTPC plant in India
A massive explosion ripped a boiler in the state-run power giant NTPC's Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and injuring nearly 100, Rediff NEWS reports.
"Twenty deaths have been confirmed by the district administration," Principal Secretary-Home Arvind Kumar said.
"Twenty-two people with severe burns have been referred to Lucknow. Another 15 are in Rae Bareli hospital," UP's additional directer general - law and order said.
He added that the number of casualties could rise.
The principal secretary-home said that 90-100 people had been injured in the blast.