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Two killed, seven injured in cylinder blast in Aligarh

The explosion was so powerful that the roof and the walls of the three-storey house were ripped apart and as many as eight neighbouring houses were also damaged. According to eyewitnesses, the blast also damaged vehicles in a radius of 40 metres.

lucknow Updated: Sep 09, 2017 14:54 IST
Damaged building and surrounding houses.
Damaged building and surrounding houses.(Mahipal Singh/HT Photo)

Two people were killed and seven others got critically injured in an LPG cylinder blast in Bima Nagar colony under Bannadevi police station here on Friday. The incident took place at 6.30am.

The explosion was so powerful that the roof and the walls of the three-storey house were ripped apart and as many as eight neighbouring houses were also damaged. According to eyewitnesses, the blast also damaged vehicles in a radius of 40 metres.

Circle officer Bannadevi, Pankaj Srivastava told HT, “A gas cylinder exploded in the house of one Gangaram, resident of Bima Nagar Colony. His two sons Ashu, 20, and Kunwarpal, 24, died in the blast while his wife Pushpa and two daughters Babita and Jyoti are critically injured.” One Jwala Devi and her son Deepak, the neighbours of Gangaram, and two unidentified people also got injured. Gangaram, who was on the ground floor, was left unharmed.

The blast also damaged vehicles in a radius of 40 metres. (HT Photo)

The cops have sent the bodies for postmortem and the injured have been admitted to the Civil Hospital.

CO said prima facie it appears that the gas cylinder was leaking and it exploded when a family member tried to turn on the stove with the help of matchstick.

Meanwhile, DM Rishikesh Bhaskar, SSP Rajesh Pandey and SP city Atul Srivastava reached the spot on getting information.

SSP Rajesh Pandey said forensic experts and fire department officials were investigating the cause of the blast, though eyewitnesses said it occurred due to an LPG cylinder leak.

Pradeep Saxena