Nov 30, 2007

Cannon explodes during salute

A 200-year-old cannon, wheeled out by Indian villagers to greet a visiting minister exploded after being overstuffed with gunpowder. The explosion killed two men and injured several others.

Residents of Badoli village in western India's Rajasthan state had planned the gun salute on Tuesday evening, to welcome Kirodi Lal Meena, a state minister, the Times of India reported.

The minister left immediately after the accident. Reuters


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