New Delhi: At least six died and seventeen people were injured during an explosion at a boiler of the Neyveli lignite plant in Tamil Nadu today. All the wounded were rushed to a hospital. Also Read - Coronavirus LIVE Updates: First Patient Discharged From Delhi's Makeshift COVID Hospital at Chhatarpur

The NLC India’s integrated mining-cum-power plant is located in Neyveli in Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu. Also Read - Tuticorin Custodial Deaths: RJ Suchi Told by Tamil Nadu Police to Remove Video Demanding Justice For Jayaraj-Fenix

The mishap occured at the fifth unit of the thermal power station-II (210 MW x 7) when workers were in the process of resuming operations this morning. Also Read - Chennai Containment List: Despite Dip in COVID Cases, Contained Areas Rise From 158 to 276 | Check Here

“Two men died on the spot. Some workers are feared trapped and 16 others have sustained injuries,” the official told PTI adding the injured have been rushed to a hospital in Chennai.

The matter is currently being investigated.

It is the second major boiler blast in NLC India. In May, four persons were killed when a boiler in the TPS II exploded.

The company’s TPS II consists of seven units of 210 MW each.