President Kovind, PM Modi condole loss of lives in fire at Telangana hydroelectric plant

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President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condoled the death of nine people in fire at Srisailam hydroelectric plant in Telangana.

While President Kovind said he is “pained by the loss of lives”, PM Modi called the incident “deeply unfortunate”.

“Pained by the loss of lives in the tragic fire accident at Srisailam hydroelectric plant in Telangana. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I wish speedy recovery for the injured,” President Kovid said on Twitter.

Pained by the loss of lives in the tragic fire accident at Srisailam hydroelectric plant in Telangana. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I wish speedy recovery for the injured.

— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn)August 21, 2020

“Fire at the Srisailam hydroelectric plant isdeeply unfortunate. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope those injured recover at the earliest,” PM Modi tweeted.

Fire at the Srisailam hydroelectric plant is deeply unfortunate. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope those injured recover at the earliest.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)August 21, 2020

The fire broke out late on Thursday night when 30 people were inside the plant. While six employees were rescued and brought out of the tunnel, 15 others managed to come out through the emergency exit route of the project.

Theremaining nine were trappedas thick smoke engulfed the inside tunnel, making it difficult for the rescue teams to reach the place. They were killed on Friday.

Of nine bodies recovered, three were identified as assistant engineers – Sundar Naik, Mohan K

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