The death toll in Ludhiana gas cylinder blast reached 12 Wednesday after one more victim succumbed to injuries.
Surinder (28) was declared dead at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), said a CMCH spokesperson.
On April 26, a cylinder exploded at a residence in Samrat Colony of Giaspura area of Ludhiana injuring at least 34 persons. Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced financial aid of Rs 1 lakh for kin of deceased.
According to police, before the explosion, neighbours saw smoke coming from the building. Some of them, including one Rajesh Goyal, went to the second floor of four-storey building, while others tried to douse the flames with water.