NEW DELHI: At least 14 people were injured after an LPG cylinder caught fire and exploded in a shanty in south Delhi's Tigri area Saturday evening, officials said.
Eight fire tenders were rushed to JJ Camp Tigri after the fire was reported around 7 pm, they said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said a cooking gas cylinder had exploded and the injured, who included a woman, have been admitted to Safdarjung Hospital.
The 35-year-old woman received serious injuries, he said.
A woman was cooking in her Jhuggi when the cylinder caught fire.
She, her husband, and her brother-in-law's family immediately ran out of the house before the explosion but the neighbours were injured, Thakur said.
The area is highly congested and has high population density, the DCP added.