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Cylinder blast kills 5, razes house in Delhi

A gas cylinder explosion triggered a house collapse, killing five people in west Delhi’s Mundka area on Wednesday.

delhi Updated: Jan 05, 2012 01:48 IST
HT Correspondent

A gas cylinder explosion triggered a house collapse, killing five people in west Delhi’s Mundka area on Wednesday.

Eight people were seriously hurt in the accident that happened around 7am.

The victims, labourers from Bihar’s Chapra district, had been living in the house for a year. The gas cylinder possibly leaked as the blast happened when one of the victims switched on the television.

“The impact razed the structure, which was made of sub-standard materials,” said a fire official.