NEEPCO power project’s tunnel pipe bursts, several properties damaged

The Kopili power house of the NEEPCO power project on the Kopili river at Umrangso in Assam’s Dima Hasao district was submerged by water after a tunnel pipeline burst on Monday morning.

Following the incident, huge volume of water entered in the power house and washed away several properties.

According to reports, at least three employees of the power project have been reportedly missing.

Several adjoining areas of the power project have been flooded after the tunnel pipeline burst.

Meanwhile, top officials of NEEPCO and district administration have rushed to the area to take stock the situation.

The water level of Kopili river has been gradually increasing following the incident.

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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