Wall col­lapses af­ter cylin­der explodes, 2 hurt

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Two peo­ple were in­jured af­ter a gas cylin­der ex­ploded in a house at Manorama Na­gar in Thane on Wed­nes­day.

The blast was so pow­er­ful that the neigh­bour­ing house’s wall col­lapsed.

The in­jured — Ra­jeshri Ghadge, 35, and her neigh­bour Ra­j­nath Chouhan, 38 —have been ad­mit­ted to the Thane civil hos­pi­tal.

The gas cylin­der ex­ploded as there was leak­age in the pipe at Ghadge’s house in Ka­pur­bawdi.

The im­pact was such that the wall of the neigh­bour­ing house col­lapsed and fell on Chouhan who too suf­fered in­juries.

A po­lice con­sta­ble from Ka­pur­bawdi po­lice sta­tion said, “Ghadge turned on the cylin­der knob to light the gas stove when it ex­ploded. There was a leak­age which trig­gered the blast.”

The lo­cals heard the blast and alerted the fire bri­gade who rushed to the spot along with the po­lice. Soon af­ter re­ceiv­ing the in­for­ma­tion, fire­men of Thane fire bri­gade and dis­as­ter man­age­ment cell rushed to the house and car­ried out res­cue op­er­a­tion.

“Chouhan frac­tured his leg while Ghadge suf­fered 30% to 45% burn in­juries,” said the po­lice. The wall of the house col­lapsed af­ter the cylin­der blast at Manorama Na­gar in Thane on Wed­nes­day.

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