All the 17 injured were taken to NLCIL Hospital, and 16 of them were sent to Apollo Hospitals in Chennai for further higher speciality treatment.
A high-level enquiry headed by P K Mohapatra, retired director (technical), NTPC has been ordered into the cause of the accident, apart from an internal enquiry committee with senior executives headed by Director (Power) of NLCIL/
The company suspended the head of TPS-II pending enquiry by the management. All the four units of 210 MW each of TPS-II Stage-II have been ordered for shutdown.
The cause of the boiler blast is yet to be ascertained. Meanwhile Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister K.Palaniswami expressing his grief at the death of six workers announced a solatium of Rs 300,000 to the families of the deceased.
He also announced Rs 1 lakh for the severely injured and Rs 50,000 for those with smaller injuries.