6 Sustain Injuries in LPG Cylinder Blast

Published: 20th September 2014 06:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2014 06:20 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Six persons, including three family members, sustained burn injuries when an LPG cylinder exploded at a three-storey house in Varthur on Friday.

The injured were identified as Mohammed (56), his son Sameer (28), daughter-in-law Uzma(24), neighbour Ambarish Reddy (45),  Sharada (38), daughter Kruthi (18), and another neighbour Shantkumar (38).

The police said Mohammed, who hails from Belgaum, had come to the city a week ago to visit his son and daughter in-law. He was staying on the ground floor. At around 7.15 am, he went to the kitchen to make tea. After switching on the valve, he lit the stove with a lighter. However, as the gas had leaked at night, it resulted in a huge explosion.

Three of his family members and the neighbouring family who were asleep sustained injuries. Locals who noticed the incident rushed them to a hospital, where they are now recovering.

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