Two locals – a 35-year-old person and an eight-year-old kid – have died and four are missing after a break in an artificial ash lake that stores lethal residue from a coal power plant run by Reliance Power in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli on Friday evening.
This is the third such occurrence of debris spill over in one year in Singrauli, around 680 km from state capital Bhopal,
Singrauli has 10 coal-based power plants.
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30 members of NDRF is currently working in relief work of search and rescue operation in the village.
Two villagers – a 35-year-old man and an eight-year-old boy – have died and four are missing after a breach in an artificial pond that stores toxic residue from a coal power plant run by Reliance Power in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli on Friday evening. This is the third such incident of ash leak in the last one year in Singrauli, about 680 km from state capital Bhopal, which has 10 coal-based power plants.
A team of 30 members of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF is involved in the search operation for other villagers.
“So far two bodies of an eight-year-old boy and a 35-year-old man have been recovered from the ash slurry, around seven km away towards the border with Uttar Pradesh, Four more persons including the boy’s sister, 9, his mother, and the 35-year-three-year-old man’s son are still missing, ”said Singrauli District Collector KVS Chaudhary
The break in the ash dump yard wall pushed the water leading to break in the boundary wall affecting some thatched houses and minor land parcel. The company added that it is investigating the reasons underlying the incident. Power plant operations, which are not disrupting the relief work,Reliance Power said in a statement