15 injured in cylinder blast in south Delhi

Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot and took half-an-hour to control the blaze.

By: Express News Service | Delhi | Published:March 21, 2016 1:40 am

Fifteen persons, including a two-year-old girl, received burn injuries when an LPG cylinder exploded in a two-storey building in southeast Delhi’s Jaitpur.

The injured have been admitted to Safdarjung Hospital. Doctors said four of them are critical.

Police said the occurred Sunday morning. A handyman was called in to repair a gas leak in the cylinder.

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Instead of replacing the regulator, the man temporarily fixed the leak and left. When one of the occupants of the house lit the stove, a fire broke out and spread through the kitchen, causing the cylinder to explode.

Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot and took half-an-hour to control the blaze.

A case under relevant sections has been registered at Jaitpur police station, said police.

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