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Death toll in Kanpur Ordnance Factory explosion rises to 2

Press Trust of India  |  Kanpur 

The death toll in the cylinder explosion at the ordnance factory here rose to two on Wednesday, officials said.

SHO of station said M P Mahto, an examiner, had succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital.

MS Rajput was killed, while eight others sustained serious injuries when a cylinder exploded at the ordnance factory on Tuesday, Verma said.

The ordnance factory's said the light field gun (LFG) was being tested under the supervision of engineers and examiners at the testing wing of the factory when a cylinder attached to the barrel of the gun went off, killing the on the spot, while Mahto succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

"An inquiry has been constituted to ascertain the cause of the explosion and suggest remedial measures," Garg said and added that a detailed report about the incident would be sent to the

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First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 21:15 IST