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Updated August 8th, 2020 at 23:11 IST

14 injured in cylinder blast in Delhi

At least 14 people were injured after an LPG cylinder caught fire and exploded in a shanty in south Delhi's Tigri area Saturday evening, officials said.

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At least 14 people were injured after an LPG cylinder caught fire and exploded in a shanty in south Delhi's Tigri area Saturday evening, officials said.

Eight fire tenders were rushed to JJ Camp Tigri after the fire was reported around 7 pm, they said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said a cooking gas cylinder had exploded and the injured, who included a woman, have been admitted to Safdarjung Hospital.

The 35-year-old woman received serious injuries, he said.

A woman was cooking in her Jhuggi when the cylinder caught fire. She, her husband, and her brother-in-law's family immediately ran out of the house before the explosion but the neighbours were injured, Thakur said.

The area is highly congested and has high population density, the DCP added.  

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Published August 8th, 2020 at 23:11 IST

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