Two injured in gas cylinder blast in an event before Yogi's visit
An hour before Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived in Gonda to inaugurate a wrestling championship, two persons were injured in a gas cylinder blast at the venue, police said. The incident took place at Nandinagar.
The injured were labourers working at the event venue. One of them is in a critical condition, sources said.
The injured sustained serious burns and were rushed to a nearby medical facility.
An official told IANS that for the inauguration, the organizers had hired a team to inflate balloons.
A probe has been ordered as it was being viewed as a serious security lapse ahead of the Chief Minister's arrival.
(With inputs from agencies.)