Six persons were killed when a leaking gas cylinder exploded in a house in a multi-storey residential building in Central Delhi on Friday .
The victims were charred to death after the cylinder exploded into a fire ball at around 6.30 am, trapping them inside the house in Bedanpura locality of Karol Bagh.
All the six, said to be between 22 and 26 years of age, were labourers working in a gold jewellery making unit in the area, police said.
Emergency personnel battled for nearly 30 minutes to douse the blaze, but could not save the lives of any of those trapped inside the house on the first floor of the building.
Police identified the deceased as Manoranjan, Pradeep, Palash, Surjeet, Shiraj and Somen.
This is the second fatal cylinder explosion in the capital in the last five days.
A woman and her one-and-a-half-year old daughter were charred to death while her husband was critically injured when a cylinder explosion sparked a fire in North-West Delhi on Monday.