Aanantnag: Eight persons were injured after a concrete vibrator exploded inside a load carrier in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
The machine is used to help fresh concrete flow around reinforcement and to fill forms, as well as to remove entrapped air bubbles.
As per officials, the the explosion took place inside Tata Mobile vehicle (JK18-4476) in Larkipora Dooru area in the district resulting in injuries to eight people.
They have been identifed as Chato Kumar, son of Soria Kumar, 18, Param Jeet, son of Jitender, 22, Bhawan Kumar, son of Mohan Kumar, 21, Fiqan, son of Nanda Lal, 17, Jiten, son of Nanda Reshi, 21, Titu Kumar, son of Mahir Reshi, 23, Matlesh Kumar, son of Ganesh Kumar, 19 and Shan Kumar, son of Nanda Reshi, 17%E2%80%94 all residents of Bihar.
Meanwhile, police in a statement said that the explosion occurred in the cement mix settling vibration machine, adjacent portable generator and tin can of oil being carried with labourers in a load carrier.
Eight labourers received burn injuries and are being treated. Police added that all the injured are stable and no militant angle was observed in this incident. Further investigation has been taken up.
“An explosion occurred in the cement mix settling vibration machine, adjacent portable generator and tin can of oil being carried with labourers in a load carrier at Larkipora Anantnag. 8 labourers injured with burn injuries being treated at hospital. All stable. No terrorist angle observed. Investigation started,” Kashmir Zone Police wrote on X, formerly know as Twitter.