Jharsuguda, Jan 27: At least one person was killed and three others sustained critical injuries after a gas cylinder exploded at a factory in Kolabira locality in the Jharsuguda district.
The deceased has been identified as Shailesh Sahoo, who was working as a security guard in the factory.
According to sources, the gas cylinder exploded in the Jai Hanuman factory in Raghunathpali area under Kolabira police limits at around 4 am this morning killing the security guard on the spot and injuring three others.
The injured were immediately rushed to District Headquarter Hospital in Jharsuguda and later one of them was shifted to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Burla after his health condition deteriorated.
Meanwhile, police have launched a probe into the matter.