13 Injured in Gas Cylinder Explosion in Delhi

Fire department officials said three fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the blaze.
Mangolpuri Gas Cylinder Blast
Mangolpuri Gas Cylinder Blast

New Delhi: At least 13 people were injured after a gas cylinder exploded at a house in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri area, fire officials said.

The police received a call about the blast at 6.44 pm, they said, adding that the fire has been doused.

Fire department officials said three fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the blaze.

“The house belongs to a man named Ganesh. His wife Savitri was reportedly changing the gas cylinder when it exploded due a leakage,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) Parvinder Singh said.

The injured — Savitri, Sachin, Geeta, Prince, Laxmi, Vinod, Vivek, Chhatarpal, Sanju, Sandhya, Nirmala, Mahima and Monishka — were rushed to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, police said.

Later, four of them — Savitri, Sachin, Geeta and Prince — who sustained major burn injuries were referred to the Safdurjung Hospital, police said.

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