NTPC blast..Sonia shocked, directs Cong workers to join relief work

New Delhi, Nov 1 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi today expressed shock and horror at the "terrible tragedy" in her Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli, where at least 12 people lost their lives and several others were injured in a boiler blast at an NTPC unit.

Conveying her deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved, Gandhi urged upon the authorities to provide immediate medical assistance to the injured. She also asked the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee and party workers to provide all help in relief works and possible assistance to the families of the injured, the party said in a statement.

"Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed shock and horror at the terrible tragedy in Raebareli," it said. Gandhi represents the Raebareli parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha.

An explosion ripped a boiler in the state-run power giant NTPCs Unchahar plant in Raebareli killing at least 12 people and injuring 90-100 others, according to Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said he was disturbed by the incident and urged the authorities to provide all help to the injured.

"Disturbed by the NTPC plant incident. My condolences are with the families of those who died. Urge the authorities to provide immediate help to the injured," he said in a tweet in Hindi.