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Five killed, 4 injured in gas cylinder burst in Okhla, Delhi

Five killed, 4 injured in gas cylinder burst in Okhla, Delhi”

Five people were killed and four others injured when a gas cylinder exploded in east Delhi's Okhla on Monday night. Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the flames were controlled within half an hour.

Two shanties were engulfed in the fire and at least nine persons received burn injuries in the incident, the officer said.

Some families had come together for a wedding in the area this week when the incident took place.

Eyewitnesses said that the gas cylinder suddenly caught fire and despite attempts to douse the flame it spread quickly.

Only three of the deceased have been identified - Kushi, 6, Sasikanth, 20, Usha, 40. "Five members of a family, including three females, one male and a girl child, are reportedly critical", said Mr. Baaniya, adding that reports are awaited from Safdarjung Hospital. Identities of two other women killed in the incident were yet to be ascertained.



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