Ragpicker killed in chemical box explosion in Hyderabad

Ragpicker killed in chemical box explosion in Hyderabad

Agency News

Hyderabad, Sep 8 : A Ragpicker was killed when he was handling a box containing unknown chemical substances exploded here on Sunday.

The incident occurred at around 10.45 am near Rajendranagar footpath adjacent to pillar 279 in the city and the victim was identified as Syed khaja Aliuddin( 40 ), Cyberabad police Commissioner , VC Sajjanar said in a release here. Prima facie after post mortem examination and clues available at scene and CCTV examination, the explosion took place because the victim lifted some scrap plastic covers and plastic cans from near the place of offence which might have contained organic chemical liquid solvent, the Commissioner said.

A case has been registered and the material recovered has been sent to FSL for further analysis. It is informed to the general public that the explosion has been caused by organic chemical liquid solvent and it is not is a bomb explosion, the Commissioner clarified. (UNI)