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Four killed in cylinder blast in Thane

Mumbai Four persons were killed and 17 others injured in a gas cylinder blast in adjoining Thane district tonight, police said.

The blast took place in a store room stocked with cylinders behind a hotel located near Virar railway station.

The cause of the explosion was not yet known, police said, adding that the injured had been admitted to Sanjeevani Hospital in Virar, a far western suburb of Mumbai.

Police suspect that cylinders had been illegally stored in the room and a probe is being carried out in the matter.
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