- Hindi news
- Rescue Team Evacuates 10 People, 9 Feared Trapped; There Was A Fire At Srisailam's Plant Last Night Due To A Short Circuit
Hyderabad8 minutes ago
- Copy link
- Srisailam dam built on Krishna river is on the border of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
- Among those currently trapped inside, 6 are TS Genco and 3 are employees of another private company
The fire broke out at the TS Genco power plant in Srisailam in Telangana on Thursday night. At present, the short circuit is said to be the cause of the accident. 10 people have been rescued, out of which 6 are undergoing treatment in the hospital. 9 people are still feared trapped inside the plant.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that he is constantly getting updates. The minister has spoken to Jagadishwar Reddy and Transco-Genco company CMD D Prabhakar Rao. They are both on the spot.
Rescue is facing problems due to the smoke filling the plant.
Telangana Minister G. Jagadishwar Reddy said that the accident took place at around 10.30 pm on Thursday night. 10 people were taken out. The power supply was also discontinued. We are trying to get help from Singareni Coal Mines, as they can be helpful in overcoming this situation. Removing people trapped inside is our priority.
There was a lot of smoke in the plant
After the fire, there was a lot of smoke in the plant. Due to this, the rescue operation is difficult. It is being told that there were 17 people in the plant at the time of the accident. Among those who are currently trapped inside, 6 are Jenko and 3 are employees of another private company. Those trapped include deputy and assistant engineers. CMD Prabhakar Rao, visiting ministers Jagadishwar Reddy and Genco, visited the rescue operation on the spot.
Srisailam Dame is on the Krishna River, which lies on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.