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Assam: Panic in Kopili Hydel Project as valve house washes away today

Another accident has been reported at the Kopili Hydroelectric Project today at Assam’s Umrangso in Dima Hasao. Reports have come in that the valve house near the accident site has

Another accident has been reported at the Kopili Hydroelectric Project today at Assam’s Umrangso in Dima Hasao. Reports have come in that the valve house near the accident site has got washed away.

The news has spread panic among the NEEPCO employees as this may mean that the situation at the site has further turned worse. Meanwhile, further information is awaited regarding the incident.

Earlier yesterday in a tragic incident 3 persons including 2 senior officials of the Kopili Hydroelectric project under NEEPCO lost their lives after water overflowed from the reservoir of the hydel power project.

 The deceased are Jayanta Hazarika Manager of the Civil branch, Anupam Saikia Deputy Manager (Civil) and Dimaraj Juhuri, who was a contractual employee of the NEEPCO. The deceased were heading to close the intake gate of the reservoir when the incident took place. The exact location of the tragedy site is said to be in the 5 kilo area.

 It may be mentioned that incessant rainfall led to a rise in the water level downstream following which the intake level at the reservoir crossed the permitted limit.
As per sources maintenance work was going on at the site for sometime now but heavy rains in Meghalaya led to a sudden increase in water levels.

First Published: 27th March, 2022 16:43 IST

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