Four persons including Lt Col and his two sons suffered injuries in an explosion while they were burning garbage outside their house in Shimla today.
Police said that Lt Col Vikas Sharma (37) was burning garbage of his house when the explosion took place at around 12.30 pm today in which his two sons Aryan (10), Shaswat (4) and maid Manjinder suffered injuries. Vikas had suffered serious injuries in the incident while his two sons and maid servant have suffered minor injuries in the accidental explosion.
ASP Soumya Chuauhan said that they were rushed to IGMC where they are undergoing treatment and the condition of injured is said to be stable now.
Chauhan said that Sharma was leaving his residence and he had collected the waste material outside his house as he was promoted and transferred to another location. “It was not yet clear as to what caused the explosion and we are further investigating the matter to ascertain the cause behind the accidental explosion,” Chauhan added.
She added that a team of forensic experts had visited the spot and the real cause behind the explosion could be ascertained after their report. A case has been registered in this regard and further investigations in the matter are on.