A rag-picker aged about 50 years sustained injuries on his hands and abdomen after a plastic box exploded when he tried to break it at Mallapur in Nacharam on Thursday. The victim, Satyanarayana, who was admitted to Gandhi Hospital, is out of danger, doctors said.

He collected garbage from different parts and burnt it at an open place in front of a chemical company. He tried to break open a plastic box which exploded. “Forensic experts would visit the scene and ascertain what caused the explosion,” Inspector S. Ashok Kumar said.