Bengaluru: LPG-cylinder explosion leaves nine battling for life


06 Apr 2018

Bengaluru: LPG cylinder explosion leaves 9, including 4 kids, critical

Nine people, including four children, suffered 75-80% burn injuries after a LPG cylinder exploded in a house near Peenya in NW-Benglauru in the early hours of Thursday.

The regulator knob was apparently not turned off after making dinner, which caused gas leakage.

Since the house wasn't well-ventilated, the gas couldn't escape.

Hence, when someone switched on the electricity, it resulted in the huge blast.

What happened

Gas leaked, water heater put on, electricity sparked fire

Gas leaked, water heater put on, electricity sparked fire

The incident happened around 4:30 AM when Devaraju (38), returned home after finishing his duty as a security guard and his wife Lakshmamma (34) answered the door.

Just then, her father Honnurappa (70) asked for hot water for which she turned on the water-heater.

That's when the cylinder exploded critically injuring all the nine present in the house.

A 16-year-old neighbor was also injured.

Case filed

Fire shattered main door, four neighborhood houses damaged

The fire shattered the main door and damaged four houses in the neighborhood.

All the injured - Sangeetha, the neighbor, Devaraju, his wife, their children, aged 7 and 4 years, Honurappa, Lakshmamma's brother Venkatesh, 38, his wife Maheshwaramma, 35, and their children, aged 7 and 5 years, who had come to visit them - were rushed to Victoria Hospital.

Cops have registered a case.

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Separate but similar case: six workers injured after LPG-cylinder blasts

In a separate but similar LPG cylinder blast incident, six workers of a chemical shop, including a 4-year-old child, sustained burn injuries in JJ Nagar. All are residents of Padarayanapura in JJ Nagar, cops said, adding that the incident took place around 5:30PM on Thursday.

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