6 children among 13 injured in LPG cylinder blast at Mariyappana Palya

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BENGALURU:  About 13 people, including six children, were critically injured after a LPG cylinder exploded at a house in Mariyappana Palya on Friday. All are undergoing treatment at Victoria Hospital.

Many relatives had gathered at the house as there was a small event arranged.

Due to the impact of the cylinder blast, all the household items, electrical gadgets like TV and fridge, furniture, walls and floor have been completely damaged. Neighbours rushed as soon as they heard the explosion and helped shift the injured to a hospital.

One of the neighbours, Sumam Shafiullah, said, “We heard an explosion from the neighbouring house around 6.30 am. We had not even woken up at that time. People were shouting and crying at the neighbouring house. All of us helped shift the injured to the hospital. No ambulance came for an hour, and I kept calling them but got no response. We carried the injured in autorickshaws”.

Shaffiullah complained that the 108 ambulance service did not respond to calls for more than an hour.

A member of the injured family, Sayyed Maaz, claimed that there was leakage in the LPG cylinder due to which the explosion occurred.

Sayyad Maaz said, people must be check the cap and pipe connection before using cooking cylinder.

“We have informed the gas agency, but they are not ready to accept responsibility. The tube and regulator were not fixed properly. People should be careful and check the tube and regulator before using a gas cylinder”, he said.

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