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Helium tank blast in crowded Tamil Nadu market leaves 1 dead, several injured

There was a stampede due to a sudden helium cylinder blast in the market of Kottai Vasal area of ​​Trichy. One person died in the accident. While many others including a child were injured. The police is looking for the balloonist who had this helium cylinder. The inspection of the matter is going on.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Tamil Nadu: In a tragic incident, A helium cylinder suddenly exploded in a crowded market in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, killing one person. At the same time many other people were injured in this accident. The matter is of Kottai Vasal area. Due to Sunday being a holiday, there was a lot of crowd in the market.

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People were buying stuff. Then suddenly there was a loud bang and there was a stampede. It was learned that a helium cylinder has exploded in the market.

In this accident, one person died on the spot. Whereas, many people including a child have been injured. Along with this, the glasses of many shops were also shattered after this blast. Police reached the spot as soon as the incident was reported. The body of the deceased was taken in possession and sent for post-mortem. The deceased was identified as Mattu Ravi.

Police said that the matter is of Sunday night. There was a balloonist standing in the market. This helium cylinder was with him. At present, the balloon seller is absconding from the spot. Search for him is going on. At the same time, this entire incident of blast in the helium cylinder was captured in the CCTV cameras installed in the nearby shops.

It can be seen in the CCTV footage how loud the blast was. After the blast, there was a stampede in the market. At present the police is investigating the matter. Let us tell you, sellers of balloons often keep helium gas cylinders with them. Because they sell it by filling helium gas in balloons.

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