Mumbai: Cylinder blast in Vikhroli kills one; injures 2 others

Updated: Jul 16, 2019, 13:55 IST | Diwakar Sharma

The severely injured worker has been identified as Pannalal Yadav, who has been rushed to Rajawadi hospital for immediate medical attention, said police

Mumbai: Cylinder blast in Vikhroli kills one; injures 2 others
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A cylinder blast that took place in Vikhroli West on Tuesday morning has severely injured one person and while two others had minor burn injuries. The severely injured worker has been identified as Pannalal Yadav, who has been rushed to Rajawadi hospital for immediate medical attention, said police. He later succumbed to his injuries

The impact of the blast was so severe that Yadav lost his left leg and his left hand. "The explosion was huge. Yadav bled profusely after the blast," said one of the eyewitnesses.

Cylinder blast in Vikhroli

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The fire brigade team and the Parksite police have rushed to the spot.

"The commercial gas cylinder exploded while unloading from a truck at 10 am. It is a commercial place naming Bombay Gas Suppliers Private Limited in Ambewadi area. One of its workers got severely injured and has been rushed to Rajawadi hospital," Vilas Jadhav, senior inspector of Parksite police station told mid-day.

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Sources told mid-day that the BMC had sent them several notices to stop gas pilferage in the area.

Cylinder blast in Vikhroli

The zonal deputy commissioner of police Akhilesh Singh said, "The due legal procedures are being followed and we are in the process of registering a case against the person responsible for this incident."

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