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Rajasthan: Gas cylinder explosion in Jodhpur kills four, including 3 children

ACP (Mandore) Rajendra Prasad Diwakar said that over a dozen LPG cylinders suddenly went off in a house where the cylinders were stored.

Rajasthan: Gas cylinder explosion in Jodhpur kills four, including 3 children
Three children and an old man suffered severe burn injuries and died on the spot. (Photo: ANI)

A gas cylinder explosion in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur killed four persons on Saturday, including three children, police said, reported PTI. Sixteen people were reported to be injured in the blast that occurred at Kirti Nagar area around 2:00 pm. Those who had injuries were taken to the MGH Hospital where they are undergoing treatment.

ACP (Mandore) Rajendra Prasad Diwakar said that over a dozen LPG cylinders suddenly went off in a house where the cylinders were stored, adding that the man is being identified as a supplier named Bhomaram Lohar, according to the PTI report.

Diwakar added that the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. “Three children and an old man suffered severe burn injuries and died on the spot. Sixteen others were rushed to the hospital. The condition of some of them is critical,” Diwakar said, as quoted by PTI.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condoled the deaths and expressed his deepest sympathies.

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District Collector Himanshu Gupta said that a probe is being ordered in connection with the case, and assured that those responsible will be punished under law. Two motorcycles and a vehicle to transport the cylinders were also damaged in the explosion.

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First published on: 08-10-2022 at 17:53 IST