File picA balcony has collapsed in Kandy yesterday injuring 23 people, the police media unit said this morning.The police said that the accident took place when a large crowd had gathered to participate at an event at the Sri Muthumari Amman Temple. Some of those who had gathered for the event had got on the balcony of an adjoining house. The police said that 19 women, 4 men, an 8 year old child, a 12 year old child and a 7 year old child were among those injured.The Kandy police are conducting further investigations. The balcony could not bear the load of the number of people who climbed it and it subsequently gave way and collapsed.
Outotec has signed a contract with an Indian customer for the delivery of an iron ore pelletising plant and filters for the expansion of their existing operations. The order value exceeds EUR50 million and is booked in Outotec’s 2018 first quarter order intake.Outotec’s scope of delivery includes basic engineering and process technology for a travelling grate pelletising plant, key process equipment and eleven filter presses for dewatering of concentrate as well as advisory services for erection and commissioning. The new pellet plant will have efficient heat recovery, which enables energy efficient and environmentally sound operation. The plant is expected to be commissioned at the end of 2019.“We are pleased to provide our customer with the latest pelletising technology, which is energy-efficient and produces pellets of uniform quality at low investment and operating costs. Our technology also enables them to produce iron pellets with low emissions. Also, our filters have proven record of efficiency and reliability with more than 40 installations in India”, says Kalle Härkki, head of Outotec’s Metals, Energy & Water business. read more