Rag-picker hurt in explosion at garbage bin at Meerpet

November 8th, 2019

Hyderabad: A woman rag-picker identified as Nirmala was injured in an explosion in a garbage heap at Vijayapuri Colony in Meerpet on Friday. She suffered simple injuries on her face and hands and was admitted to the Osmania General Hospital.

Meerpet police said the blast occurred at around 8 am when the victim was collecting rubbish from the garbage heap. She picked up a box and hit it hard on the ground leading to the explosion and suffered simple injuries on her face and hands.

Forensic science experts and the Dog Squad have examined the spot and collected samples. Officials said they have sent the samples to the laboratory and will soon identify the substance which led to the explosion. However, the officials said it was a not bomb blast. (NSS)