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Six people were killed in a boiler explosion in a sugar mill in Bihar’s Gopalganj district and seven others were left badly injured late on Wednesday night.
Additional General Manager, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Ram Mukherjee, died of burn injuries at the hospital on Friday.
Announcing all help to the victims, the Union minister Raj Kumar Singh claimed that Unchahar had been the best unit of NTPC.
Uttar Pradesh: NTPC Unchahar power plant boiler blast toll rises to 32; Opposition demands judicial probe
The Union Power Minister, who visited the plant announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 20 lakh to the families of the deceased, while a magistrate probe has been ordered.
The party demanded a probe by a retired high court judge into the boiler explosion at NTPC's Unchahar power plant in Rae Bareli district which claimed over two dozen lives.
The notice has been sent to the state's chief secretary Rajive Kumar and a detailed report is expected from the government within six weeks.
The 1,550-megawatt plant, which supplies electricity to nine states, had reported an explosion in the furnace beneath the boiler yesterday.
Rahul, who represents the neighbouring Amethi parliamentary constituency, did not want to give the BJP a chance to criticise the family if he had skipped Rae Bareli, said party sources.
Ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to next kin of deceased, Rs 50,000 to those with critical injuries and Rs 25,000 to those with minor injuries has been announced by the state government.