Cylinder blast inside house in Greater Noida claims 60-year-old man, minor grandson
Greater Noida: Two persons of a family were killed, while two others were injured, after an LPG cylinder exploded inside their house in Dankaur area of Greater Noida on Thursday afternoon.
Police said that the explosion was caused by small five-litre cylinders, being used for welding purposes.
The deceased have been identified as 60-year-old Suleman and his 16-year-old grandson Aamir, cops added. Among the injured persons were 30-year-old Firoz and 25-year-old Tarannum.
As per reports, the incident took place around 12.30 pm.
"Sulemaan, along with his grandson, was doing some wielding work inside their house, with a small LPG cylinder, which caught fire and blasted.
"The impact was so massive that Firoz and Tarannum, present inside the house, were also injured," said Farmood Ali Pundir, station house officer, Dankaur police station.
Eyewitnesses said that the gas cylinder suddenly caught fire and despite attempts to douse them, the flames spread quickly.
"After the information was conveyed to us, a police team rushed to the spot and took the four victims to Kailash Hospital, where doctors declared Sulemaan and Aamir dead on arrival. Firoz and Tarannum are undergoing treatment and have been kept in the Intense Care Unit. Their condition is stated to be critical. The two injured received severe burn injuries," added Pundir.
According to the family members of the deceased, they had asked Sulemaan not to do the wielding work himself, but he paid no heed to their words.
"My father (Sulemaan) was doing all the repair work himself and we were requesting him not to do it. But he did not listen. I have also lost my son in this mishap. He was the eldest child of the family and we had big hopes from him," said Israr, Aamir's grieving father.
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