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Uttar Pradesh: Gas cylinder explodes at 3-storey building; 6 injured

A cylinder explosion was reported from Uttar Pradesh's Chhibramau late on Sunday. Six people were reported injured in the incident, who were taken to a hospital for treatment. A forensic team has begun investigations into the incident. 

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New Delhi Published on: December 16, 2019 10:08 IST
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6 injured in cylinder blast in Uttar Pradesh

At least six people were reported injured after a cooking gas cylinder exploded at a residence in Uttar Pradesh. The incident was reported from a three-storied building in Chhibramau late on Sunday, police said. Those injured were taken to Lucknow for medical treatment.

Five of the injured persons belong to one family while a neighbour was also injured in the explosion.

District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar said: "Such explosions are usually triggered through explosives. Only a 5 kg cylinder was found to have exploded in the house. Apart from it, there were three LPG cylinders weighing 14 kg which were not damaged. A forensic team has reached the spot and has started investigation."

Superintendent of Police A.P. Singh said the explosion took place on the ground floor and it damaged the ceiling as well. Fire tenders were rushed in to control the fire at the site of the accident.

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