Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: A gas boiler blast inside a private power plant here resulted in the death of a 24-year-old employee in the early hours of Sunday.

According to Basin Bridge Police, the deceased, Jagannathan, was a native of Ulundurpettai.

He had recently joined GMR Power Corporation on Pulianthope High Road in Basin Bridge. He was working at the plant when the incident occurred at 4.30 a.m. He suffered severe injuries to his right hand.

He was rushed to Government Stanley Hospital and declared brought dead, police said.

House burgled

Burglars broke into a house in MGR Nagar and decamped with valuables.

According to police, the house of Sridhar Iyer (54) on Gopal Street, Vasudevan Nagar, MGR Nagar was targeted by burglars after he had gone out of town with his family.

The incident came to light on Saturday after some neighbours found a lock on the door of Sridhar’s house broken open.

They called up Sridhar, who later alerted his relative in West Mambalam and asked him to check out the situation.

Following a complaint lodged by the victim’s relative, the MGR Nagar police registered a case and are investigating.

The exact loss of valuables could be estimated only after the victim returns, the police added.