Blast in Jamnagar fast-food joint leaves 4 injured

Two of the injured have been hospitalised while the remaining two have been given primary treatment," superintendent of police of Jamnagar, Pradip Shejul told The Indian Express.

By: Express News Service | Rajkot | Updated: October 21, 2016 2:01 pm
blast2 The injured were rushed to state government-run GG General Hospital in Jamnagar and their condition was reported to be out of danger.

Four persons were injured when a gas cylinder leakage triggered a blast in a fast-food joint in Digvijay Plot area of Jamnagar city on Friday morning. Police said the building which housed the shop was evacuated after the blast, adding that the situation was under control.

Police said the shutter of Gajanand Fruit Lovers, the fast-food joint near the police post in Digvijay Plot area, blasted off the frame of the shop and hit four passersby at around 8 am. “Four persons were hit by the shutter and other debris flying from the shop due to the blast. Two of the injured have been hospitalised while the remaining two have been given primary treatment,” superintendent of police of Jamnagar, Pradip Shejul told The Indian Express.

After the blast, families living on the upper two-storey commercial-cum residential building were evacuated, police said, as precautionary measure.

“Prima facie, it seems the blast was triggered by leakage of LPG. The shop was closed for the last two days. But the gas was leaking from nozzle of one of the three cylinders kept inside the shop. The gas accumulated in the shop for two days and something triggered the blast this morning when the shop was closed,” Shejul further said.

The injured were rushed to state government-run GG General Hospital in Jamnagar and their condition was reported to be out of danger.

Digvijay Plot is located in central Jamnagar and police said investigation was underway to ascertain as to what triggered the blast.