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15 injured in LPG blast at East Delhi

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 26, 2018, 5:40 am IST
Updated : May 26, 2018, 5:38 am IST

Later, some people in the neighbourhood rushed in to save the inmates.

The incident happened Thursday night. A call was received at 9.40 pm about the blaze and two fire tenders were rushed to the spot, he said. (Representational Image)
 The incident happened Thursday night. A call was received at 9.40 pm about the blaze and two fire tenders were rushed to the spot, he said. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: Fifteen people were injured in a LPG cylinder blast in East Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar, an officer from Delhi Fire Service said on Friday.

The incident happened Thursday night. A call was received at 9.40 pm about the blaze and two fire tenders were rushed to the spot, he said.

The incident occurred on the third floor of a building in Shankar Nagar, where a small portion of a room that was being used as a makeshift kitchen, where the cylinder was kept, exploded.

Later, some people in the neighbourhood rushed in to save the inmates.

“They too sustained injuries along with the inmates. The fire was doused within an hour. The injured people are undergoing treatment at GTB hospitals,” he added.

In an another incident, a fire broke out at Jahanpanah city forest in Chirag Delhi area on Friday morning. According to Delhi fire service officials, “A call was received around 11 pm on Friday morning regarding fire in South Delhi’s Jahanpanah city forest and 15 fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot to douse the fire.”

The official further added that the process to douse the fire lasted for almost five years, adding that no casualty has been reported so far.

There were also no damage reported till now, the official added.

However, the cause of the forest fire is still unknown, and the official added that the police investigation is underway to determine the cause.

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