Mumbai cylinder blast: 15-year-old dies, toll rises to 3mumbai Updated: Apr 29, 2018 00:44 IST
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A 15- year-old girl, who was injured in a gas cylinder blast in Dahisar’s Rawalpada on April 24 morning died at Kasturba Gandhi Hospital on Saturday afternoon, taking the death toll in the accident to three.
Prachi Ravan, who had 50% burns, died at 4:15 pm, said a doctor from the hospital. Her mother Meenakshi Ravan, 40, who had suffered 98% burns and brother Chirag, 13, who had suffered 85 to 90% burns died on April 27 at the same hospital, said Dr Padmaja Keskar, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s executive health officer.
The gas cylinder inside their house in Rajput chawl had exploded around 9:50 am.
According to the police, before Ravan left for her morning walk, a neighbour had informed her about the pungent smell - added to the odourless cooking gas to warn about leaks - coming from her house. “She did not find anything amiss, so she proceeded to go out. When she returned and turned on the gas to make tea, there was an explosion when the LPG gas that collected in the house caught fire.