In a tragic incident, one labourer was burnt alive in a cylinder blast in Adilabad district on Sunday night. The cylinder exploded while the food was being prepared inside the camp of an irrigation project at Pippalakoti in Adilabad.
The deceased worker has been identified as Shuklal belonging to Maharashtra. It was learned that he was standing close to the LPG cylinder in a makeshift hut when the explosion occurred. The flames that engulfed the camp quickly spread to the vehicles parked nearby reducing three tippers and a tractor to cinders.
There are about 20 makeshift tents at the project site, where the workers live. Fortunately, the explosion occurred when all the other labourers were away working at the project site. Fire tenders immediately reached the spot and brought the flames under control.
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