Rahul Gandhi to visit Raebareli after NTPC plant explosion

ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2017 09:45 IST

Rahul Gandhi to visit Raebareli after NTPC plant explosion .

New Delhi[India], Nov .02 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit Raebareli on Thursday following an explosion at the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant that left 18 people dead .

Rahul, who was in Gujarat on Wednesday for the election campaigning, took to Twitter and said, "Due to the unfortunate NTPC accident, I will visit Rae Bareli tomorrow morning . I will join Gujarat Navsarjan Yatra in the afternoon ."

Rahul was in Gujarat as part of his three-day Navsarjan Yatra, ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in the state .

Earlier on Wednesday, at least 18 people were killed and 100 others sustained injuries after an ash-pipe exploded due to pressure at the NTPC plant in Unchahar area of Raebareli .

The Congress vice-president also expressed his condolences over the deaths and tweeted, "I am deeply saddened with the incident at the Rae Bareli's NTPC plant . My heartfelt condolences are with the family of the deceased . I request the administration to help the injured immediately ." (ANI)