Four dead, 12 injured in LPG cylinder blast in Uttar Pradesh
Agra: At least four people lost their lives and 12 others sustained injuries in an LPG cylinder explosion at a village in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district, police said on Tuesday.
The incident took place in Daadhki village in Iradat Nagar around midnight apparently due to leakage in the gas cylinder.
The deceased have been identified as Kamal Singh, 45, Girraj Singh, 61, Mahaveer, 40, and Om Prakash, 27.
Of the injured, the condition of three is critical, a police officer said, adding the injured have been admitted to SN Medical College in Agra.
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The explosion took place at the house of Himmat Singh. His daughter Meera was cooking when she noticed the gas leakage, and the pipe to the cylinder catching fire.
She raised an alarm, hearing which many people came to the rescue but before they could do anything, the cylinder exploded.
Due to the impact of the explosion, the two-storey house of Singh was flattened.