Unnao | Jagran News Desk: A gas tank exploded at the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Plant in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Soon after the incident, fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flames.

No casualty has been reported in the accident so far.

Earlier, in a similar incident, a BJP leader and two others were injured in a blast that took place after a gas cylinder was thrown off a truck after it caught fire in Unnao. 

According to reports, BJP district President Shrikant Gautam and two others were going to Lucknow to attend a meeting when they stopped at a roadside eatery.

They were injured after an explosion took place when the truck driver threw the gas cylinder which had caught fire from his parked vehicle.

Witnesses said that pieces of the gas cylinder had pierced into the face and neck of the victims.

More details awaited.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma