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Death toll rises to 12 in NLCIL boiler blast

The death toll in the recent fire accident in Unit V of Thermal Power Station-II in NLC India Ltd (NLCIL) rose to 12, with the deaths of two permanent employees M. Vaithiyanathan and V. Jothi Ramalingam and T. Elango, 49, a worker attached to the Industrial Cooperative Service Society (Indcoserve), in a private hospital in Chennai on Monday.

Vaithiyanathan, 45, a foreman and Jothi Ramalingam, 48, a Junior Engineer were admitted to the hospital along with 14 others including an executive, two supervisors, three non-executive employees and contract workmen following the accident on Wednesday last.

The victims were at the site when a boiler exploded, causing burns of various degrees.

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