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Mumbai: Cylinder blast injures at least 15 in Dharavi, 5 in critical stage

 The incident was reported at 12:28 pm and the fire extinguished at 12:43 pm by the Mumbai Fire Brigade, ANI report said.
 

Mumbai Several injured in cylinder blast in Dharavi-dnm
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Mumbai, First Published Aug 29, 2021, 2:35 PM IST
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Mumbai: In a horrific incident, at least 15 people suffered injuries in a cylinder blast in Dharavi at around 12.30 pm on Sunday. Of these, 5 are said to be in critical stage. 

The incident was reported at 12:28 pm and the fire extinguished at 12:43 pm by the Mumbai Fire Brigade, ANI report said.

The injured were rushed to Sion Hospital in Mumbai and are receiving treatment.

A Times of India report stated, preliminary reports suggest there was a cylinder leakage which caught fire. The incident was reported from Shahu Nagar at Dharavi. Officials said that out of the 14 injured, two people have sustained over 70% burns while the remaining 12 have sustained minor burns, the report added.

The exact cause of the gas cylinder blast at the house in Dharavi is yet to be ascertained.

Further details are awaited.  

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