LPG blast in Mumbai’s Bandra injures 8
PTC News Desk: Eight people were injured in the fire that broke out in Mumbai's Bandra earlier Saturday morning.
According to Dr Purva, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Bandra Bhabha Hospital, "Three more people sustained burn injuries in the fire that broke out in Bandra area this morning." These have been identified as Samsher (50), Sangita (32) and Seeta (45).
Nikhil Jogesh Das sustained 35% burns, Rakesh Ramjanam Sharma sustained 40% burns, Anthony Paul Thengal sustained 30% burns, Kalicharan Majilal Kanojiya received 25% burns, Shan Ali Zakir Ali Siddiqui got 40% burns, said CMO.
"Samsher received super facial burns, Sangita sustained minor injuries, and one injured person Seeta refused to be hospitalised," the official added.
Earlier, it was reported that people sustained burns in the blaze, allegedly triggered by an explosion in a cooking gas cylinder.
Giving details, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said, "As soon as information about the fire was received, we rushed firefighters and engines to the spot. They brought the fire under control."
The injured were rushed to the Bhabha Hospital in Bandra for treatment.
"The incident took place in the Bandra area of Mumbai around 6.19 am on Saturday. We believe that the fire was caused by an LPG cylinder explosion," according to an official in the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB).
"Fire was confined to electric wiring, electric installation, a stock of clothes, and one upper-floored structure. The blaze was doused around 6.40 am."