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7 policemen among 25 injured in gas cylinder explosion

Police said that women of a family of Anil Goswami were preparing traditional prasad (offerings) of the Chhath festival in the Shahganj locality when a cooking gas cylinder started leaking and catching fire.

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Aurangabad: At least 25 people including seven policemen were injured, when a cooking gas cylinder exploded here in the Shahganj locality under the Town police station area on Saturday.

Police said that women of a family of Anil Goswami were preparing traditional prasad (offerings) of the Chhath festival in the Shahganj locality when a cooking gas cylinder started leaking and catching fire.

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Family members and locals tried to douse the fire but they could not succeed and the inferno was slowly engulfing a larger area of the house, police added.

” A patrolling party of local police station also reached the spot when they learned about the incident”, police said adding that the cylinder suddenly exploded while an attempt was being made to douse the fire.

At least 25 people including seven policemen sustained burn injuries in the incident, police further added.

“All the injured have been admitted to a local hospital where their condition was stated to be out of danger”, police informed. Senior officials reached the spot and were supervising relief and rescue operations, police stated.

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