Two children injured as cans explode

Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh:  Two children were injured today when a couple of cans lying on a roadside exploded after the boys tried to open them in Jallapur Nai Basti locality.

Pradyumn Yadav (11) and his brother Pradeep Yadav (9) saw two Pan Masala cans with Rs six lying on the roadside this morning and as soon as they picked them up and opened the cans, explosions took place, Superintendent of Police, Ashok Kumar Shukla said.

Police are probing the matter, Mr Shukla said.

The two brothers were rushed to a nearby hospital where condition of Pradyumn was stated to be critical.

Story First Published: March 10, 2013 15:09 IST

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