A child on the first floor had been complaining about gas smell, but the family did not check

Three injured in blast in Bengaluru cops suspect gas leakage
news Blast Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 17:09

Three people have been injured in a blast on Sunday afternoon in Ejipura area in Bengaluru. 

Cubbon Park ACP Vinay Gaonkar told The News Minute that a woman has been seriously injured in the blast.  All three injured persons have been taken to St. John's hospital for treatment, Gaonkar said. 

The explosion occurred in a building called Shalom, which is located near Sundari Memorial School in the Ejipura area. Residents of the building said they felt the vibrations as the blast occurred.

He said that a woman named Shoma Biswas, her husband, and a woman identified as Sushma, who lived in the adjacent house have been injured in the blast which occurred between 12.30 and 1 pm.

“There are about 12 houses in the building. The blast occurred on the ground floor. A boy from the first floor had been saying that there was a LPG gas smell emanating but they failed to check because it was a Sunday. We are not sure what exactly led to the blast but we suspect that someone would have switched on something,” he said.

The Karnataka Fire and Safety Department says that it was gas leakage from the cylinders which had caused the blast.


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