Three people were grievously injured in Karwan, Hyderabad on Tuesday when a cylinder exploded in a scrap shop.
The three men – Vinod, Chotu and Ramakrishna – were workers in the shop which housed and sold spare parts and metal scrap.
The incident happened around 12pm in the afternoon. A Venkateshwar Rao, DCP, West Zone told TNM that the accident occurred when one of them tried to break open the cylinder mistaking it for scrap.
However, the cylinder was loaded and when they tried to break it open, it exploded.
Kulsumpura Sub-inspector B Venkatesham, who visited the spot, told TNM that a case had been registered and the accident was being investigated.
All three men were rushed to Osmania hospital and are undergoing treatment.
While all three of them suffered serious injury, Ramakrishna is said to be in critical condition.
More details are awaited.