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Minor girl among four injured in blast after gas leak

According to information given by Haveli police station, which comes under Pune rural’s jurisdiction, the incident took place at 10 pm in a chawl in Karanjawane Vasti in Kirkatwadi, located around 12 kilometers from Pune City.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
October 11, 2021 10:43:01 am
An official from Haveli police station said that the explosion took place in Nevaskar’s house.

FOUR PERSONS were injured in an explosion following a gas leak from an LPG cylinder in Kirkatwadi area near Pune city late on Saturday night. Among the injured, a 12-year-old girl has sustained serious burn injuries, police said.

According to information given by Haveli police station, which comes under Pune rural’s jurisdiction, the incident took place at 10 pm in a chawl in Karanjawane Vasti in Kirkatwadi, located around 12 kilometers from Pune City. The injured have been identified as Veena Laxmikant Nevaskar (56), Shubhangi Pasalkar (35), Sonakshi Pasalkar (12) and Ranjit Giri (25).

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An official from Haveli police station said that the explosion took place in Nevaskar’s house. Nevaskar was out and when she came home in the night, her neighbours informed her that they had been sensing an LPG leakage from her kitchen as the odour had spread to adjacent houses too, police added.

As Newaskar was opening the door of her house, Pasalkar, her daughter Sonakshi, and Giri came to the spot to check what had happened, police said. Few moments after Pasalkar entered the house, there was an explosion in which the four persons present on the spot got injured, they added. Police said while Sonakshi sustained 45 to 50 per cent burn injuries, other three had 25 per cent burns.

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