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LPG Cylinder Blast in Bengaluru: Six Injured, Five Houses Damaged

January 16, 2024
LPG Cylinder Blast in Bengaluru
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Bengaluru, India – A sudden and powerful LPG cylinder blast in Lal Bahadur Shastri Layout in Yelahanka, Bengaluru, left at least six individuals injured and five houses damaged on Tuesday. The incident, which occurred within the jurisdiction of Yelahanka police station, has prompted an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of the explosion.

According to the police, the explosion took place at a residence where an LPG cylinder was stored, resulting in injuries to six individuals. Two of the injured victims are reportedly in critical condition and have been swiftly transferred to Victoria Hospital for specialized medical care. The remaining injured persons are currently receiving treatment at Yelahanka government hospital.

The five neighboring houses near the blast site suffered varying degrees of damage as a result of the powerful explosion. The identified injured individuals include Wasiya Banu, Salma, Shaheed, Asma, and Afroj. However, the identity of the sixth person involved in the incident is yet to be determined.

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Yelahanka New Town police are actively investigating the case to ascertain the cause of the LPG cylinder blast. The authorities are working diligently to collect evidence and interview witnesses to shed light on the circumstances leading to the explosion.

The incident has raised concerns about the safety of LPG storage and usage in residential areas, prompting authorities to remind residents to adhere to proper safety protocols. The Bengaluru community is urged to exercise caution and ensure the correct handling and storage of gas cylinders to prevent similar incidents in the future.

As the investigation unfolds, updates will be provided to the public to keep them informed about the progress and findings related to the LPG cylinder blast in Yelahanka. The focus remains on providing medical care to the injured individuals and understanding the factors that contributed to this unfortunate incident.

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