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17 injured, five houses collapse after cylinder blast in Delhi

14/11/2021 at 5:25 PM

New Delhi, Nov 14: As many as 17 people were injured in a cylinder blast in a house at around 10.08 am today under Adarsh Nagar police station

A PCR call was received at around 10.08 am in Adarsh Nagar police station regarding a fire accident in a house near Lalbagh masjid, Azadpur due to a cylinder blast, said police.

On reaching the spot, it was found that 17 persons sustained burn injuries and five houses were damaged due to the blast

The injured were shifted to the hospital. While 16 were admitted to Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital with minor burn injuries, one was admitted to RML hospital.

No casualties were reported in the incident, said the police. Four fire tenders were pressed into action which was able to successfully douse the fire. “On preliminary inquiry, it was found that one Pappu Kumar was changing gas cylinder in his house at 3rd floor and during the process, the cylinder blasted and roof and walls of his house collapsed and due to its impact four other houses of 2nd floor also collapsed,” said the police.

Further investigation into the incident is underway and legal action is being taken accordingly, the police added.

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