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Death toll touches 17 in Mau LPG cylinder explosion

Death toll touches 17 in Mau LPG cylinder explosion
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Mau, Oct 19 (UNI) The death toll rose to 17 on Saturday in the LPG cylinder blast that occurred in the Walidpur Badhai Tola area of the Mohammadabad Gohna police station area in this district of Uttar Pradesh on October 14.

While Mansa Devi (53) succumbed to her injuries on Friday night, her daughter Sonam also died while receiving treatment, this morning.

Nine other critically injured people are currently undergoing treatment in Azamgarh and Varanasi Trauma Center.

Notably, a two-storied building had collapsed following an LPG cylinder explosion in a house in the morning of October 14 in the Walidpur town of the Mohammadabad Gohna Kotwali. Twenty-eight people had been trapped under the debris, out of which 13 people had died while 15 others had sustained critical injuries.

Two others had also succumbed to their injuries, while undergoing treatment, two days back.

The injured had been admitted to Azamgarh district hospital and Mau district hospitals.

Several minors, who were on their way to school from that road and other passers-by, were also injured when the building collapsed.


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