Nine people, including two children and women, were injured, two of them critically, after a cooking gas cylinder exploded due to leakage at a three-storey building that later caught fire in east Delhi's Jagatpuri on Sunday.
The incident took place around 7.30 am in Jagatpuri's G-block and the victims were rushed to Hedgewar Hospital. The critically injured victims were shifted to GTB hospital. Police said that while seven of the persons were injured due to the cylinder blast, other two suffered leg fractures after they jumped off the building to save their lives.
Police have registered a case at the Jagatpuri police station and are investigating to know the cause of the cooking gas cylinder explosion. The preliminary investigation revealed that the blast took place due to leakage in the gas cylinder.