Kandivali cylinder blast: 2-yr-old girl succumbs to injuries
A day after 12 people were injured in a cylinder blast in Kandivali, a two-year-old girl succumbed to injuries Friday. The girl, Priti Yadav of MG Road in Kandivali west, had suffered 85-90 per cent burns.
Police have arrested scrap dealer whose negligence was being held responsible for explosion. Among injured were Sofia Biwi (35), Saranussa Khan (30) and 14-year old Mansura Havaldar who suffered 50-60 per cent burns and are admitted to Nair hospital.
"Priti had 85-90 per cent burns. Others are undergoing treatment and under observation," said Dr M K Sanjana, acting Dean of Nair Hospital. Other injured are admitted to civic hospitals in Bhagwati and Sion and some private hospitals in Kandivali.
A gas cylinder filled with helium had exploded in a scrap shop at Islam Compound on MG Road in Kandivali Thursday evening. The injured children were playing near the scrap shop .
Kandivali police have arrested the scrap dealer Babloo Paswan (30).
LPG tanker blast toll rises to 6
The death toll in Monday's explosion caused due to overturning of an LPG tanker rose to six, after four admitted to Sion Hospital succumbed to severe burns. "Their burn injuries were quite severe and they died Thursday night," said Dr Suleman Merchant, Sion Hospital.
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