At least four killed in sugar mill blast in BiharLast updated on Dec 21, 2017, 12:22 pm
Four laborers died yesterday night when a boiler exploded at the Sasa Musa sugar mill in Bihar's Gopalganj.
There's no official confirmation yet of the reason for the blast, but workers alleged it happened due to overheating.
Police have arrested the owner.
This comes 1.5 months after a blast at NTPC's Unchahar power plant in Raebareli killed about 46.
Workers blame owner for negligence
At the time of the incident, about 100 workers were on duty. Later, relatives of the victims claimed the mill owner hadn't taken care of timely inspection of the boilers.
Preliminary probe in the NTPC case too suggested its 500MW Unit-6 was operating on a less-than-sanctioned load for over an hour.
This brings to light the lack of safety norms followed in industries.
The accident at NTPC's Unchahar power plant
About 100 people were injured when an ash-pipe exploded due to pressure at NTPC's Raebareli power plant on November 1. After the incident, the plant was shut down. MoS Power (independent charge) RK Singh dismissed allegations that human negligence is to blame.