Cylinder blast kills two in Greater Noida, two injured

Police said the incident took place when Suleman, 60, was trying to fix a damaged door of his house with the help of his grandson (daughter’s son) Aamir, 16, around 12.30pm on Thursday.

delhi Updated: Feb 15, 2018 23:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Two people were killed and three others were injured after an LPG cylinder exploded inside a house in Mandpa village in Dankaur on Thursday afternoon, police said.(Representative photo)

Two people were killed and three others were injured after an LPG cylinder exploded inside a house in Mandpa village in Dankaur on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police said the incident took place when Suleman, 60, was trying to fix a damaged door of his house with the help of his grandson (daughter’s son) Aamir, 16, around 12.30pm on Thursday. They were trying to straighten an iron strip by heating it on the stove attached to a mini LPG cylinder when suddenly the cylinder exploded, police said.

“Suleman, along with some of his family members, was trying to fix the damaged iron gate in the house. He was trying to weld the broken door with a 5 kg LPG cylinder when the cylinder suddenly exploded. Suleman, a farmer by profession, and his grandson Aamir, a student, were killed on the spot. Two others who were present at the site of the blast were injured and taken to a hospital,” said Farmood Ali Pundir, station house officer, Dankaur police station.

Suleman’s nephew Feroze, 30 and his 25-year-old daughter-in-law Tarannum were injured in the incident.

“Feroze’s condition was serious when he was brought here. The doctors said his left hand and right lower limb had to be amputated. However, Feroze’s relatives did not agree and shifted him to another hospital at 6pm,” said the casualty medical officer on duty, Kailash Hospital, Greater Noida. No other victim of the cylinder blast was brought to Kailash Hospital, he added.

A pall of gloom descended over the village after news of the cylinder blast spread.

Suleman’s second son Usman called the police. After getting a call, the police along with a forensic team rushed to the spot. Although reluctant initially, the family gave in and decided to file a case and get post-mortem examinations conducted on the bodies after persuasion by police officers and neighbours.

First Published: Feb 15, 2018 23:48 IST