Explosion in machine during programme attended by UP minister, 2 injured

Updated: Mar 21 2023 12:33AM

Bareilly (UP), Mar 20 (PTI) Two people were injured in an explosion due to technical fault in a machine during a programme here on Monday, officials said.

Minister of State for Forests (Independent Charge) Arun Kumar, Commissioner Soumya Agarwal, Municipal Commissioner Nidhi Gupta and District Magistrate Shivakant Dwivedi and other senior officials of the Electricity Department who were attending the programme escaped narrowly, the officials said.

The joint programme of the electricity department and the Smart City project was organised on the power sub-station premises in Rampur Gadren area on Monday when the explosion took place during the demonstration of the machine meant for finding underground power cable faults, a senior official said.