New Delhi: Two persons were killed and six others, including three children, received serious burn injuries in fire that broke out at a house after a cooking gas cylinder exploded in north east Delhi’s Kailash Nagar area.
Fire department officials said the incident was reported around 8 pm at the house of a lawyer and seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
“Two persons have died and six were injured. Rescue operation is underway,” a senior district administration official said.
One of the deceased has been identified as Poonam. Four of the injured have been identified as Naina (4), Girish (6), Krish (12) and Sonu Kashyap (60), police said.
Another cylinder blast incident was reported at south east Delhi’s Ashram area around half an hour later.
“Several persons are feared injured in the fire incident which occurred in a house following a cylinder blast. Rescue operation is going on,” a senior district administration official said.
Fire department official said that the incident was reported around 8.30 pm and several fire tenders were rushed to the spot.