Six missing after fly ash dyke gives way at power plant in Madhya Pradesh

Six people were missing after a fly ash dyke gave way at a coal-fired power plant in the Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh state on Friday, a local official told Reuters. It was the third such incident in the district in a year, the official said.

  Five villagers and a worker at the site owned by Reliance Power were swept up in a flow of fly ash, which travelled at least six kilometres, swallowing up whole agricultural fields along the way. Fly ash is a powdery byproduct of burning pulverised coal. “The sludge flowed.....

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