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The NLC India’s integrated mining-cum-power plant is located in Neyveli in Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu. Also Read - Breaking News Highlights: Ashwini Vaishnaw to Make Statement on Pegasus Case in Rajya Sabha Tomorrow

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 - Power Cut in Parts of Chennai Today. Check Time And Areas

“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.