A woman and two children were killed while four others sustained injuries when an LPG cylinder exploded at a shanty, gutting adjoining huts in Pimpalgaon Baswant area near Nashik. The blast occurred last evening in one of the shanties in Pawansut Nagar slum located on Pimpalgaon Baswant- Narayantembhi road, nearly 27 kms from here, Pimpalgaon Baswant police station in-charge V R Desale said.
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The deceased were identified as Mohini Pawar (30), Karan Valvi (8) and Ragini Shinde (4).
The four others who received serioud burn injuries were taken to Nashik Civil Hospital, the officer said, adding that the shanty belonged to Bhausaheb Pawar.
Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was contained, he said.