9 folks have reportedly died after a hearth broke out at a hydro-electric energy plant within the Indian state of Telangana.
The our bodies have been discovered throughout a seek for staff working underground on the Srisailam plant, the state energy era company mentioned.
Native media studies mentioned the fireplace broke out late on Thursday evening and burned into Friday, trapping employees.
The studies mentioned the fireplace had been extinguished.
The Telangana State Energy Technology Company (TSGenco) mentioned in an announcement that there have been 17 staff contained in the constructing on the time.
“Eight of them managed to come back out of the station with accidents, 9 others remained trapped inside as they have been attempting their finest to place out the fireplace and save the ability plant from being burnt utterly,” the assertion mentioned.
“All of them tried to come back out of the escape tunnel, however they didn’t succeed because of the thick plumes of smoke that engulfed all the tunnel.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi supplied his condolences on Twitter.
“Hearth on the Srisailam hydroelectric plant is deeply unlucky. My ideas are with the bereaved households. I hope these injured recuperate on the earliest,” he mentioned.