Video: AC cylinder being transported on bike explodes in Hyderabad, one dead

Two AC technicians were carrying a refrigerant cylinder on a bike when it exploded abruptly in Hyderabad’s Bowenpally.
A bike lying on the road after an accident
A bike lying on the road after an accident
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In an unnerving accident in Hyderabad caught on camera, two young men were flung off their bike as the refrigerant gas cylinder they were carrying suddenly exploded. Saleem and Sameer, working as AC technicians in the city, were carrying an AC cylinder and going towards Kondapur. As a result of the explosion, the two men can be seen propelled off the bike, which then moved ahead on its own for a few metres before crashing. 

Bowenpally Additional Inspector Md Akram Baba said the incident happened around 2.30 pm on Wednesday, near the Nexa car showroom in Bowenpally. Saleem and Sameer, employees of a private company named Kakatiya Cooling House in Ramnagar, were on their way to Kondapur on a work assignment. Police said they stopped in Secunderabad to get some material that they needed. The incident was caught on the CCTV footage of a nearby establishment, and when the incident occurred, bystanders are seen carrying the two men to the side of the road.  

"They were carrying a 5 kg gas cylinder to be fitted in an air conditioner. The cylinder had a joint which got disconnected abruptly, resulting in the explosion,” Addl Inspector Akram Baba said. Saleem, who was riding pillion, died from internal injuries that he suffered due to the pressure of the explosion, he added. Sameer, who was riding the bike, suffered minor injuries and is now stable, police said. 

A case has been registered at the Bowenpally police station under section 174 of CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure), investigation of unnatural deaths. 

In another recent scary accident in Medchal that was caught on camera, a bike rider and a pedestrian were injured. As the bike hit the pedestrian, the bike hit the median on the road, and the rider fell off the bike and was propelled to the other side of the road into oncoming traffic. Police said that while the motorist was speeding and not wearing a helmet, the pedestrian seemed to have been crossing the road without paying attention to traffic. While the pedestrian himself suffered minor injuries, the bike rider suffered major head injuries. 

CCTV footage of the shocking accident. Warning: Viewer discretion advised 

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