5 dead as cylinder explodes in Barmer

At least five people have been killed and 12 others injured today in a cylinder blast in Rajasthan’s  Barmer district.

The explosion that took place early morning today was so powerful that at three houses nearby also collapsed, raising fears that at least two dozen people have got buried under the buildings.

At least three people out of the injured are said to be in critical condition.  

A domestic cooking gas cylinder exploded in the house of one Asuram Soni in Chindriyo Ka Jaach area. The blast left five people dead and many more are feared buried under the debris of the three houses which collapsed.

The police and administration rushed to the spot and Army rescue teams were put in place to bring out the trapped people.

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