Four sustain burn injuries as LPG blast, Shimla


Four including a woman and three children sustained burn injuries as LPG cylinder blasted at Jatough cantonment, outskirt of this capital town early this morning, police source confirmed.

Investigating officer Harish Chandel told over phone that Satya (38) wife of Rajkumar and three boys namely Tarun(15), Nitin (20) and Vikrant(9) got burn injuries at 0515 hours in blast of LPG cylinders as its leakage was sparked by nearby refrigerator. The former three hailed to same family.

The impact of blast was so strong that roof and second storey of ill fated building ground but all injured in the mishap managed to rescue themselves some how before it could came down on them. The owner of house was out of home when mishap occurred.

The injured were rushed to IGMC hospital, Shimla. The woman reportedly got 25 percent burn injuries. The mishap render the two household homeless in the cold weather. Three boys have been discharged after the first-aid, he added.

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