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Five members of a family killed in blast after LPG cylinder leak in Jaipur

Preliminary investigation by FSL officials point at the possibility of a short circuit.

jaipur Updated: Jan 13, 2018 12:54 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jaipur
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A major fire gutted a house in Jaipur in Rajasthan. (ANI)

Five members of a family were killed in a blast due to an LPG cylinder leak at a house in Vidhyadhar Nagar area in Jaipur early on Saturday, a police official said.

“The fire broke out on the ground floor and spread to the first floor. Three members of the family sleeping on the ground floor were charred to death, while two on the first floor died due to suffocation,” Additional DCP Rajesh Meel said.

The deceased were identified as Mahendra Garg (75), Shaurya Garg (25), Animesh Garg (22), Apurva (24) and Arpita (20).

“Animesh and Shaurya were on the first floor and died due to suffocation,” he said.

The fire has been extinguished, he added.

First Published: Jan 13, 2018 12:49 IST