Birthday turns tragic

 BANGALORE: A family that was celebrating the birthday of an one-year-old boy didn’t expect that the day would turn tragic. An explosion due to leakage of LPG claimed the boy’s life

Published: 22nd April 2012 03:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 10:29 PM   |  A+A-

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Rajagopalnagar, where a one-year-old boy died and five of a family were injured in an LPG explosion | EPS

 BANGALORE: A family that was celebrating the birthday of an one-year-old boy didn’t expect that the day would turn tragic.

An explosion due to leakage of LPG claimed the boy’s life and left five others including a three-yearold girl and a woman grievously injured.

The incident was reported at Hegganahalli in Srigandhanagar in Rajagopalnagar police station limits on Friday night.

Nikhil Gowda, succumbed at a hospital on Saturday.

The injured are identified as Nikhil’s father Gangadhar 32, mother Usha, 24, his elder sister Mangala, 3, his grandfather Ningappa, 55, and uncle Girish, 22.

According to the police, Nikhil’s birthday was on Friday and his parents had invited their family members to celebrate the day.

Around 10.30 pm, his mother was cooking, when the gas in the cylinder got over.

The victim’s father Gangadhar was trying to connect the regulator to another cylinder and Usha tried to light the gas and it resulted in a massive explosion due to the leakage of gas.

“Due to the impact of the explosion, walls, roof and other household articles inside the house were damaged severely.

All the six members of the family sustained grave wounds.

Though neighbours rushed them to the hospital immediately, Nikhil succumbed to wounds on Saturday afternoon.

Even Mangala’s condition is very critical and there are very slim chances of her surviving,” police said.

This is the second explosion due to gas leakage in the area.

In a blast that took place a week ago, four of a family were injured.

Rajagopalnagar police have registered a case in this connection and are further investigating

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