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Delhi: 2 fireman killed, four injured in cylinder blast

ANI
Published : Feb 24, 2017, 10:25 am IST
Updated : Feb 24, 2017, 11:07 am IST

The untoward accident took place when the firemen were trying to douse the flames that broke out in a store.

While the firemen tried to control to billowing flames, it was then when a cylinder exploded causing the death of one personnel. (Photo: Twitter)
 While the firemen tried to control to billowing flames, it was then when a cylinder exploded causing the death of one personnel. (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi: Two firemen died and as many were injured after an LPG cylinder exploded when they were fighting a blaze at a shop in west Delhi's Vikaspuri area today.

The cylinder blast occurred when a fire brigade team had gone to attend a fire call at 5.35 am.

 

Two firefighters, Hari Singh Meena and Hari Om, died after getting trapped in the fire caused by the blast, said a Delhi Fire Services official.

Two other firefighters, Navin and Ravinder Singh, suffered injuries and are undergoing treatment at BL Kapur Hospital.

Their condition is stated to be critical.

"We received a call at around 5.30 AM about a fire breaking out in a small 10x10 shop in H Block, Lal Market in Vikaspuri. Two firetenders were rushed to the spot," said the official.

The cause of the initial blaze has not been ascertained yet.

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