Gonda, Uttar Pradesh : A gas cylinder exploded at midnight in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. So far 7 deaths have been reported. 7 more seriously injured. Two houses were also destroyed. The death toll could rise further.
The accident took place at Tikri village in Wazirganj area of Gonda on Tuesday night. A gas cylinder suddenly exploded in a house in a densely populated area. The blast was so intense that the house where the blast took place also collapsed. According to local sources, the roof of a house was virtually blown off in the first blast. The second house also collapsed immediately. Several residents of the two houses were trapped in the rubble. The locals immediately started the rescue operation. Police and firefighters were also informed. Police and firefighters went to the scene and rescued a total of 14 people. Seven of them were later pronounced dead. The remaining seven are undergoing treatment at the nearest health center.
Gonda: Two adjacent houses collapsed after a cylinder blast at Tikri village in Wazir Ganj area last night.
“14 people have been rescue, 7 of them have been declared dead and 7 others are undergoing treatment at a hospital,” said SP Santosh Kumar Mishra. pic.twitter.com/V6wGRwzilx
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Gonda district police superintendent Santosh Kumar said they went to the spot and rescued a total of 14 people. Six of them were pronounced dead. The remaining 6 people are undergoing treatment. According to hospital sources, the condition of several of the seven patients is critical. The death of 6 people has cast a shadow of mourning over the entire village.
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