JAIPUR: Twenty people were scorched by a gas cylinder blast in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district near Kriti Nagar area at around 2.30 pm on Saturday. Four people, including three children, have died in these. Sixteen people who were scorched in critical condition are being treated at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Jodhpur.
According to the report, several vehicles including two motorcycles and a vehicle to transport the cylinders were burnt after six gas cylinders exploded simultaneously.
Deputy Commissioner Amrita Duhan said, “Illegal refilling work was going on in a house. During this time there has been an incident of cylinder burst. Four members of the family have died. Sixteen injured are undergoing treatment in the hospital, of which about five people are in critical condition.
DCP Amrita Duhan said, “22 people from the family of three brothers lived in the house. Women, children, men are all involved in the burns. Some members of the family had gone out at the time of the incident. Some of the scorched neighbors are also “
The DCP says that, “We will take strict legal action by registering a case under 336, 304A and other sections.”
Jodhpur Collector Himanshu Gupta himself reached the spot after the incident and took stock of the situation.
According to the media, “Four people died on the spot due to the cylinder explosion. Treatment of sixteen people with burns is going on.”
Many leaders including Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat have expressed grief over this incident which took place in a house in Kirti Nagar area of Jodhpur.