Guwahati: At least three employees of the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) are feared to be dead after a high-speed water pipeline exploded at the Kopili hydropower plant in Assam’s Dima Hasao district.

The explosion took place on Saturday morning.

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As per reports, the deceased employees have been identified as Dimaraj Jahari, a contractual employee, Anupam Saikia, the Deputy Manager, and Jayanta Saikia, the manager of the project.

The incident took place as a result of an explosion in the penstock pipe.

The penstock pipe takes water from the Umrangso dam to the hydropower house.

A similar incident took place in 2019.

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Operations to prevent further damage to people and property nearby have been initiated and the situation is being monitored closely.

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