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Blast in Mauli Jagran: 5-yr-old dies at PGI,sister critical

After losing her only son in a fire,Urmila stood a distraught mother on Thursday,hoping against hope that her daughter will survive the battle for life at PGI.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
March 20, 2009 11:47:13 pm

After losing her only son in a fire,Urmila stood a distraught mother on Thursday,hoping against hope that her daughter will survive the battle for life at PGI.

Tragedy stuck yesterday when six children,including Sunny,suffered serious burn injuries after a tin of paint thinner they were playing with caught fire. The blaze occurred after one of the children,five-year-old Himanshu,dropped a burning matchstick into the tin,resulting in a blast.

Sunny,who received over 90 per cent burn injuries,died at PGI late on Wednesday night. Three-year-old Aarti,too,is admitted at PGI with 90 per cent burn injuries and doctors termed her condition extremely critical.

“Aarti wanted to play and insisted on accompanying Sunny to Himanshu’s house. I could not have imagined in my worst nightmare what was in store for my children,” said a distressed Urmila,who was accompanied by her husband Hari Tiwari.

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As the family struggles through the day amid shock and hope,their Mauli Jagran neighbours recalled that the parents had recently bought new clothes for the children for a family gathering later this month.

The condition of three other children,meanwhile,continues to be serious. Doctors said the conditions of five-year-old Himanshu and seven-year-old Anil,who received 50 per cent burns,are stable. The two were shifted from the emergency ward to the ICU on Thursday.

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