Death toll in Balco plant mishap climbs to 40

Death toll in Balco plant mishap climbs to 40
PTI
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First Published: Sat, Sep 26 2009. 05 41 PM IST
Updated: Sat, Sep 26 2009. 05 41 PM IST
Raipur: The death toll on Saturday mounted to 40 in Wednesday’s chimney collapse at an under-construction power plant of the metal major Balco at Korba in Chhattisgarh.
Korba Collector Ashok Agrawal said bodies of 40 labourers have been dug out and the operation to clear the debris is expected to continue till Sunday.
A 108-member rescue and relief team from Orissa has reached the site as more workers are still feared trapped in the debris, he said.
Meanwhile, police have begun questioning the officials of the firm entrusted with the task of setting up the chimney at the power plant, Korba SP Ratanlal Dangi said.
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First Published: Sat, Sep 26 2009. 05 41 PM IST