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Six hurt, houses destroyed as gas cylinder explodes in Rourkela slum

17/09/2018 at 2:03 PM

Rourkela: At least six persons were injured, two of them critical , and over 10 houses destroyed in an explosion in Telugu Basti in Madhusudanpalli of Rourkela today.

The two critically injured were shifted to IGH.

Sources said a gas cylinder along with some fire crackers stored in a house in the slum exploded.

Many suspected to be trapped under the debris while fire personnel started the rescue operations. The blast was so severe that it has tore off the plaster, and ceilings of some houses.

Police also reached the spot and started investigation.

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