A horrific incident took place on 26th March 2022 at around 10:45 am at the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) hydroelectric plant at Umrangso town in Dima Hasao region of Assam.
The incident occurred after the turbine pipe at the NEEPCO plant detonated on Saturday. Following the impact, the whole region encompassing the plant has suspected to have submerged under water. Reservoir water kept on rising rapidly with attainment of level of EL. 709.0 m at around 02:00 pm. This raising was due to unprecedented and untimely rainfall in the catchment area.
Group of NEEPCO architect and staff was deputed to regulate the method involved with bringing down of flood shaft entryway. While going to the flood shaft region, a major tree got evacuated and fell in the individuals from the group at around 01:40 pm nearby flood shaft. Two engineers and one workman got squashed in the mishap. Anupam Saikia, Dy. Manager from Jorhat and Demeraj Johari, Contract Labor from Dima Hasao passed away on the spot. Jayanta Hazarika, Manager from Digboi, who was seriously harmed in the mishap and brought to the essential wellbeing focus of the undertaking surrendered to his wounds at around 3:15 pm. Now, a group of senior officials has proactively arrived at the task destinations to administer emergency actions.
While NEEPCO deeply grieves the loss of the valuable existences of its brotherhood, they are completely dedicated to extend help measures to the dependent family members according to the Company’s policy and give them help to all degree conceivable.