One killed in Lucknow in cylinder explosion

Indo Asian News Service

Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) One person was killed and another injured Wednesday when a gas cylinder used in welding exploded at a workshop of Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Corporation here, police said.

Sanjay, 28, who was hired by contractor Ayyub for a welding job at the corporation's Aishbagh workshop on the Bhoosa Mandi road in the Bazaarkhala area here, was blown to pieces in the explosion. Sanjay was a resident of Hargaon town in Sitapur district, about 110 km from here.

While some workers alleged that the safety parameters were not followed at the workshop, police have launched a probe into the incident.

The fragments of the cylinder have been collected for analysis and the contractor would be questioned about the accident, Sarvesh Kumar, police circle officer−Bazarkhala, told IANS.