Rahul Gandhi to visit Raebareli after NTPC plant explosion
ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2017 09:45 IST
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 ."
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)