VARANASI: In a horrific blast of an oxygen cylinder, two persons died on the spot in Ravi Nagar locality of Pt Den Dayal Upadhyaya Nagar (Mughalsarai) in Chandauli district on Friday. Due to the impact of the blast, the bodies were badly mangled. The police sent the bodies for post-mortem. Further investigation of the incident is underway.
According to reports, the incident occurred when the oxygen cylinders were being unloaded from a pickup van parked near a private hospital. The impact of the explosion was so strong that the bodies were torn to pieces. The glasses of vehicles parked nearby and the neighbouring houses were shattered. A chaotic situation prevailed in the locality after the blast.
The Chandauli SP, Ankur Agrawal, Mughalsarai CO, Anirudh Singh and SDM Mughalsarai, Avinash Kumar reached the spot after getting information. The forensic team was called to collect evidence from the spot. The security camera footage from the surrounding areas is being investigated.
The deceased youths were identified as Chandrabhan (35) a resident of Kudkala in Mughalsarai, and Rajan (28), a resident of New Mahal in Mughalsarai. The police said that both the deceased used to supply oxygen cylinders to the hospitals. Rajan worked as a daily wage labourer, while Chandrabhan was the driver of the pickup van.

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