A day after a man was injured in an explosion at Ibrahimpatnam on the outskirts of the city, two persons including a woman were injured in another minor explosion on Sunday in the same area, police said. “The incident occurred around 2.50 pm after a man stepped on some explosive material lying underground,” Police Commissioner (Rachakonda) Mahesh M Bhagwat told PTI.
Forensic experts and Bomb Disposal Squad reached the spot and a investigation is underway, he said.
The explosive material could be gelatin, buried in the mud, Bhagwat. Local people use gelatin sticks to carry out blasts to scare away wild boars.
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Last evening, a person was injured in the same area when some kerosene stored in a box kept near a pushcart-eatery exploded.
The senior police officials who visited the scene said it was a small explosion.
Panic gripped the area after the successive explosions.