One dead over dozens injured in boiler blast at IFFCO: UP

  • | Tuesday | 23rd March, 2021

This is the second incident within the last 3 months at IFFCO as it was on December 23 when there was a leakage in the ammonia gas because of which two officials had died while around a dozen were injured. Tamil Nadu: 5 dead, 17 injured in #Neyveli boiler blast — The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) July 1, 2020    

In the tragic accident, one worker died, and around a dozen were injured when a steam boiler of the ammonia gas plant of Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) located at Phulpur, around 25km from the Prayagraj district, exploded on Tuesday afternoon.

Senior officials of IFFCO said the rescue operation began immediately and the injured were rushed to hospital. Around 8 ambulances of ‘108 service’ and 1 ALS ambulance were also pressed into service, claimed officials.

An investigation into what caused the blast has also begun, they added.

Meanwhile, a large number of kin of deceased and injured workers assembled at the main gate of the IFFCO and raised slogans against the members of the management, blaming them for the alleged negligence.

They demanded immediate compensation to the relatives of the deceased and injured workers. Heavy force was deployed outside IFFCO as a precautionary measure.

Public relation officer (PRO), IFFCO, Phulpur, Sanjay Mishra said, “One of the steam boilers of the plant exploded because of which one of the daily wagers, Pradeep Yadav of Pali village of Phulpur died. Around half a dozen laborers have been referred to Swarup Rani Hospital (SRN). The condition of two workers is serious.”


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