Eight injured in cylinder blast
Mumbai : Eight persons, including four of a family, were today injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded at their residence in suburban Vikroli here.
The blast took place at a housing society in Parkside locality around 11.30 am, leaving four family members — Sapna Chauhan (20), Aniket Chauhan (17) Vimla Chauhan (50) and Saurabh Chauhan (17) — grievously injured.
All the eight injured — including those living adjacent to the Chauhan family’s house — have been admitted to the nearby Rajawadi Hospital, police said.
All the four family members are said to be in a critical condition. Both the women in the family — Sapna and Vimla — have received 85 per cent burns.
Yesterday, eight persons were charred to death when a blaze broke out in a hotel in suburban Kurla.
There were reports that explosion of a gas cylinder caused the mishap at Hotel Kinara in Kurla (W) but police denied it later and said that short circuit appears to be the cause behind the incident.