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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.

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