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Rajasthan: 4 Dead including children, over 50 injured as gas cylinders explode at wedding in Jodhpur

Four people were killed and 51 injured when a gas cylinder exploded during a wedding ceremony at a house in Bhungra village. The injured have been referred to Jodhpur.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Jodhpur: A total of five people, including three children and women, were killed and more than 50 injured after two gas cylinders exploded during a wedding near Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on Thursday. A leak in the gas cylinders kept where the wedding feast was being prepared led to the powerful blast. The injured have been referred to Jodhpur. Of these, 35 people have suffered more than 60 per cent burns. While 11 people have suffered 80 to 100 percent burns and their condition is said to be critical.

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According to officials, The incident took place in Bhungra village, about 60 kms from Jodhpur. A portion of the house where the wedding was taking place also collapsed due to the impact of the blast. 12 are reported to have suffered serious burn injuries.

According to information, a gas cylinder exploded while cooking food during a wedding ceremony in Bhungra village of Shergarh area of ​​Jodhpur. Due to the explosion of the gas cylinder, the people present there came in the grip of fire and got scorched. As soon as the cylinder exploded, there was chaos in the wedding ceremony. Scorched people started trying to save themselves with screams. Some villagers managed to control the fire after a lot of effort. In this accident, the groom and his parents also came under the grip. As soon as the news was received, the administrative staff also reached the spot.

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