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Mumbai: 5 houses collapse after gas cylinder explosion, 11 rescued

Mumbai: On Wednesday, Fire officials said that Eleven people were rescued from under five houses in Chembur area of Mumbai which collapsed following a gas cylinder explosion. Some people were injured, they said without specifying the exact number.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: On Wednesday, Fire officials said that Eleven people were rescued from under five houses in Chembur area of Mumbai which collapsed following a gas cylinder explosion. Some people were injured, they said without specifying the exact number.

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The incident took place at 7.50 am at Old Barrack near Golf Club in Chembur area. The violent blast ripped through the houses situated in a narrow lane, trapping several residents under the debris.

A civic official said that a gas cylinder exploded in a house, leading to the collapse of four to five two-storey structures. Visuals from the spot show the destroyed buildings with collapsed staircases and balconies hanging in the air.

The fire department reached the spot and started a rescue operation. The official said that Eleven people were rescued from the collapsed houses. He added that so far four persons have been admitted to the civic-run Shatabdi Hospital in Govandi.

Dr Kedar, at Shatabdi Hospital said,”The injured have been identified as 50-year old Vikas Ambhore, 27-year-old Ashok Ambhore, Dr. Kedar, 47-year-old Savita Ambhore and 29-year-old Rohit Ambhore.”

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Fire brigade, policemen and ambulance services are on the spot. The rescue operation is still on. Fire brigade, police, civic staff, ambulance service and other agencies were mobilised.

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