Gas Cylinder Explosions kils 6 in Delhi

Six persons, including two women and two children, were killed and at least 34 others injured in two separate fire incidents which broke out after cooking gas cylinders exploded in the national capital Monday night (April 18). At around 8 PM a cooking gas cylinder exploded in East Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar area which triggered a fire in a house. Walls of the house in which the cylinder exploded and the one opposite it, both collapsed under the impact of the explosion, a senior district administration official said. The deceased were identified as Rajesh Goyal, Poonam and Soni Ram, all family members. The injured were identified as Naina (4), Girish (6), Krish (12), Naushad (8), Sonu Kashyap (60), Ahmad and Abbas. The other injured persons are yet to be identified, police said. The injured persons were admitted at LNJP Hospital. Seven fire tenders rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze, a Fire Brigade official said. The two houses were rented by persons identified as Arun and Jitender, both tenants of one Sanjay. In the second incident which took place near southeast Delhi’s Ashram Chowk, a 30-year-old woman, Mamta and her two daughters Kritika (9) and Priyanka (11 months) were charred to death in a fire that broke out in the building in which they lived.

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