NEW DELHI, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were injured in a cylinder explosion in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Friday, a senior police official said.
"The incident took place when a gas cylinder used to fill balloons exploded near a temple in the state's Rewa district, where hundreds of devotees had gathered," he said on condition of anonymity.
All the injured in the explosion have been rushed to a nearby hospital by local residents, where the condition of three are said to be serious, the official said.
State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a compensation of 50,000 Indian rupees (900 U.S. dollars) for those seriously injured.
A probe has also been ordered into the incident, the official added.