Thirteen labourers were injured after a scaffolding collapsed on them during maintainance work at a unit of a privately run thermal power plant in Uttar Pradesh this morning.
The incident took place during a maintainance work on one of the power generating units at the Lanco Anpara Power Limited situated in the Sonbhadra district, which is about 350 kms from state capital Lucknow.
While eight of the labourers were discharged after receiving first-aid, five others are undergoing treatment at a hospital in the area, a statement from the power company that runs the unit said.
"Thirteen labourers were injured after a scaffholding fell on them during maintenance work at LANCO thermal power plant in Anpara, Sonebhadra, around 2 am. Out of the 13 labourers, five with serious injuries admitted to hospital. Eight were discharged after medical treatment," Lanco Anpara Power Limited said in a statement.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to provide all possible help to those injured. "The Chief Minister took cognizance of the accident at the thermal power plant of Lanco Company, a private company in Sonbhadra, and directed the local administration that those injured should be properly treated. Additional Chief Secretary Energy has been asked to probe the matter and take effective action," a statement from the Chief Minister's Office said.