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15 injured in gas cylinder explosion

New Delhi:Fifteen persons, including four children, sustained burn injuries, three critically, when a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a building in southeast Delhi’s Jaitpur area.

The injured persons have been admitted to Safdarjung hospital.

Three of them –Ajay, Govind Singh and Vinit Kumar– were in critical condition, a fire department official said, adding two fire tenders were rushed to the site of the explosion which took place around 8:42 AM.

The cylinder exploded in a two-floor building in part-II of Jaitpur extension, the official said.