Fire broke out at Telangana's Srisailam power plant, 9 feared trapped

Nagarkurnool (Telangana): As many as nine are feared to be trapped after a massive fire broke out inside the Srisailam Left Bank Hydra Electric Project's powerhouse of the Srisailam reservoir here at around 10:30 pm on Thursday.
So far, no casualties have been reported.
A fire tender from Atmakar Fire Station in the Kurnool district was deployed at the spot to control the fire. As the part of the power station where the fire broke out falls in the Telangana territory, fire and police personnel from Nagarkurnool and Mahaboob Nagar districts rushed to the spot. The staff of the Right bank power station which is located in the Andhra Pradesh territory also joined the rescue operations.
The officials cut off the power connection to the station and then the fire was brought under control. However, heavy smoke coming out of the fire has caused hindrance in the rescue operations.
As many as 10 people were rescued from the incident, out of which six are undergoing treatment at the GENCO Hospital. The six injured persons include Deputy Engineer Pawan Kumar, Plant Junior Assistant Ramakrishna, Driver Palankaiah, Krishna Reddy, Venkataiah, and Matra.

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