Cylinder blast kills two in Greater Noida, two injured

Two people were killed and three others were injured after an LPG cylinder exploded inside a house in Mandpa village in Dankaur on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: On Thursday Afternoon two people were killed and three others were injured after an LPG cylinder exploded inside a house in Mandpa village in Dankaur. Police say that the incident took place when Suleman 60, was trying to fix a damaged door of his house with the help of his grandson Aamir 16, around 12.30 pm. They tried to straighten an iron strip by heating it on the stove attached to a mini LPG cylinder when suddenly the cylinder exploded.

A pall of gloom descended over the village after news of the cylinder blast spread. Suleman’s second son Usman called the police. After that, the police along with a forensic team rushed to the spot. Although reluctant initially, the family gave in and decided to file a case and get post-mortem examinations conducted on the bodies after persuasion by police officers and neighbours.

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