6 Killed, Several Injured In Gas Cylinder Blast In UP's Azamgarh

The accident at Chakbagali village left more than a dozen people with serious burn injuries, including three whose condition is stated to be critical.

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6 Killed, Several Injured In Gas Cylinder Blast In UP's Azamgarh

The incident happened in a community kitchen set up during a religious congregation (Representational)

Lucknow:  Six persons - two children and four women - were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district on Monday when a cooking gas cylinder exploded at a community kitchen set up during a religious congregation, police said.

The accident at Chakbagali village also left more than a dozen people with serious burn injuries, including three whose condition is stated to be critical.

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Prima facie, the accident seems to have taken place due to leakage in the gas cylinder which led to a fire and then the explosion, a police official told IANS.

A probe has been ordered by the district administration.

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