Two mechanics died yesterday while working on a tractor-trailer crane in Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, east of Chennai, India.

The two had been repairing the crane – which belongs to a quarry – in a workshop in town and were doing some welding repairs on the crane when its fuel tank caught fire and exploded. The two men took the full force of the explosion and were killed instantly, while two others are said to have been seriously injured and are in critical condition, while two others are said to have sustained less serious injuries.

An investigation into the incident has started.

The crane wreck