Blast at Indian Defence and Research Development Organisation

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Blast at Indian Defence and Research Development Organisation

*Pune: *A worker was killed and another injured in a blast while handling explosive material at a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratory in Pune's Hinjawadi area, an official said today.

The incident took place at the High Energy Material Research Laboratory (HEMRL), a premier unit of the DRDO, yesterday afternoon.

A contract worker Laxmikant Sonawane, 26, was killed in the explosion, while Yogesh Kirtikar was injured, the police said.

<link:> by Taboola <link:> Sponsored Links <link:> . <link>Report: Elon Musk launches investigation into Tesla 'sabotage'USA Today <link> The workers were cutting and dividing an explosive material into samples when it exploded, a senior HEMRL official said.

Both were rushed to a hospital, where Mr Sonawane was declared brought dead, he said, adding that Mr Kirtikar was discharged after treatment.