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One killed in Lucknow in cylinder explosion

Lucknow One person was killed and another injured on 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 in Lucknow, was blown to pieces in the explosion. Sanjay was a resident of Hargaon town in Sitapur district, about 110 kilometre from Lucknow.

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, said.

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