Minor explosion at Ramoji Film City, one critically injured

Hyderabad: A suspicious explosion at Ramoji Film City on 9 February morning injured one person and caused panic among the hundreds of visitors. Initial reports confirmed that the explosion was a result of a gas leakage.

“ A small explosion occurred at Ramoji Film City due to gas leakage from empty paint boxes while they were being moved. A person was injured in the incident. He was moved to a hospital. His condition is said to be critical,” said Abdullapurmet inspector S. Devender in a communication. The victim has been identified as Rao Saheb, a migrant labourer from Nanded district of Maharashtra.

Ramoji Film City, which holds a Guinness World record as the world’s largest film studio complex, is spread across a sprawling 2,000 acres. Blockbusters like ‘Bahubali’ and several other movies from various languages were shot here.

According to sources, the incident happened in the area located near the seventh and eighth floors of the BSF block. Saheb was moving some paint boxes when one of the boxes developed a gas leak and exploded, injuring Saheb. Hearing the noise, other workers who were working in the vicinity ran for safety assuming there was a blast.

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