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Telangana: All 9 feared trapped at hydroelectric plant in fire found dead

A massive fire broke out at an underground hydroelectric power station situated at Srisailam's Dam Left Bank canal in Telangana's Nagarkurnool district.

 

Telangana All 9 feared trapped at hydroelectric plant in fire found dead-snj
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Bengaluru, First Published Aug 21, 2020, 6:37 PM IST
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 Srisailam: All nine trapped at the Telangana hydroelectric plant after a fire broke out late Thursday night were killed.

The fire was followed by an explosion and is said to have taken place late on Thursday. Initial reports suspect short circuit to be the cause of the fire.

According to reports, out of the nine bodies recovered, three were identified as assistant engineers Sundar Naik, Mohan Kumar and Fathima.

K Chandrasekhar Rao, Telangana chief minister ordered a comprehensive enquiry by the Crime Investigation Department (CID) into the cause of the accident.

Power generation operations at the power station have been suspended following the incident.

The Srisailam dam is located across the Krishna river which serves as the border between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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