Hyderabad: Two migrant workers die in explosion during Diwali celebrations

The explosion was due to the combination of chemicals with the crackers.

Hyderabad: Two migrant workers died on the spot and another was critically injured while bursting firecrackers in an idol-making unit in the Chatrinaka area of the old city on the eve of Diwali.

According to the sources, 31-year-old Bishnupadu Mahato and his co-worker Jagannath Malik (26) both idol-making artists by profession and natives of West Bengal died on the spot while they were bursting crackers on Thursday night at Chatrinaka. During this incident, Virendra Kumar, a native of Uttar Pradesh was also critically injured. He was shifted to Osmania General Hospital for treatment.

The two workers had gathered a dozen of crackers and dumped them in a pit and in order to cause a high-intensity blast, they were to ignite the crackers dumped in the pit that resulted in the huge blast.

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“The two migrant workers from West Bengal had tried to ignite the crackers dumped in a pit, the intensity of the blast was heavy causing instantaneous death” Syed Abdul Khader Jeelani, Inspector Chatrinaka police station.

A case under suspicious death has been registered and investigation is underway.

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