6 of family die in gas cylinder explosion in Delhi

A fire in a transformer in Delhi's Bijwasan area spreads to two shanties nearby, leading to the gas cylinder explosion

6 of family die in gas cylinder explosion in Delhi

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New Delhi, April 29

A fire in a transformer in Delhi's Bijwasan area spread to two shanties nearby, leading to a gas cylinder explosion in which six members of a family, including four minors, were killed early on Thursday, officials said.

The officials said they received a call regarding a fire in a transformer at Valmiki Colony around 12.30 am, following which four fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

Later, police received a PCR call regarding a cylinder explosion in Valmiki Colony.

According to the officials, the transformer caught fire and flames spread rapidly to two shanties nearby, which led to an explosion in the LPG cylinder.

A senior police officer said Kamlesh (37), his wife Budhani (32), their two daughters, 16 and 12, and two sons, 6 years and three months, died in the cylinder blast.

The fire officials, along with police personnel, took out the bodies and sent them to Safdarjung Hospital, he said.

Police said they had registered a case under relevant sections of the law. PTI

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