CHENNAI (Reuters) – A boiler blast at miner and electricity generator NLC India Ltd’s plant in Neyveli in the southern state of Tamil Nadu kill at least six people, a local police official said, the second deadly boiler explosion in two months.

The explosion also injured 16 people, who have been hospitalized, and follows a deadly blast at the same plant on May 7.

“Six people died on the spot. Sixteen others have been admitted,” said S Latha, the inspector at a local police station in Neyveli, adding that the incident in May killed five and injured three.

(Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Tom Hogue)