Nine dead at Telangana Hydroelectric Plant fire after a fire broke out due to short circuit...
Nine dead at Telangana Hydroelectric Plant fire

Telangana: Nine workers have lost their lives inside the hydroelectric plant in Telangana’s Srisailam while 15 workers managed to escape after the fire broke out due to a suspected short-circuit late night on Thursday. The relentless efforts were made to rescue the bodies of 9 workers for almost 14 hours and were then rescued on Friday evening. The rescue operations were done by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Singareni Collieries and Telangana Fire Services.


Smoke is still oozing out from the area where the incident occurred while efforts are made to lessen its intensity at the hydel project. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has directed the CID inquiry into the case while Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered the officials to help Telangana in the rescue operations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, all have expressed their grief over the loss of lives in the fire at the Srisailam hydroelectric plant in Telangana and have also prayed for the early recovery of those who have injured.


President Kovind in his tweet wrote, "Pained by the loss of lives in the tragic fire accident at Srisailam hydroelectric plant in Telangana. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I wish speedy recovery for the injured."

While praying for the recovery of those injured, PM Modi wrote, "Fire at the Srisailam hydroelectric plant is deeply unfortunate. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope those injured recover at the earliest."


Shah in his tweet wrote, "Deeply anguished to learn about the loss of lives due to tragic fire accident at the Srisailam hydroelectric plant in Telangana. My deepest condolences are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest."