Ghaziabad: Two persons, including a woman, were killed and as many critically injured when a scrapped oil tanker exploded here on Friday, police said.

The incident took place this morning in an open field in Hindon Vihar locality when three gas welders, engaged by a scrap dealer, tried to cut open the tank.

When the welders were opening the cover, the tank exploded, killing one of them -- identified as Subrat – on the spot. A woman, Noor Jahan, who was cutting grass in a field near by succumbed to her injuries en route the hospital.

Two other women, Zarina and Shaheen, who were injured in the blast, were rushed to a hospital where their condition was stated to be critical, SP City Shivshankar Yadav said.

Investigations are on and the people responsible for it will be punished, Yadav said.

(Agencies)

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