An explosion at a thermal power plant in northern India has claimed the lives of at least 16 workers and seriously burned dozens of others. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion at the plant
The blast occurred at the coal-fired power plant in Uttar Pradesh state and rescue operations were underway after the “unfortunate accident in the boiler” at the coal plant in Rae Bareli district.
Workplace accidents are common across India, where lax enforcement of regulations and poor safety standards have led to horrific deaths. On Tuesday evening, at least 13 people, were killed after an electricity transformer exploded outside a wedding in the western state of Rajasthan.
According to the most recent data available from the national crimes records bureau, nearly 10,000 people died of electrocution in India in 2015. India’s power distribution system is prone to accidents, mostly because of poor maintenance and underfunding in rural areas.
India has a growing population of over 1.3 billion @ the moment. The former British colony is a member of the Common Wealth organization. The country has a problem keeping up with the energy supply for its rising population.
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