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14 injured in cylinder blast in south Delhi's Tigri area

Eight fire tenders were rushed to JJ Camp Tigri after the fire was reported around 7 pm, officials said.

Published: 08th August 2020 11:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2020 11:59 PM   |  A+A-

Blast, Explosion

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By PTI

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.


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