Gas Cylinder Blast
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SRINAGAR — A cook and a kid received burn injuries in a gas cylinder explosion that took place at a school in Marhama area of southern Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.

An official quoted by the news agency Kashmir Scroll said that a gas explosion occurred at Middle School Jafarpora Marhama Anantnag in which a 50-year-old lady identified as Hajira and a four-year-old kid identified as Zian son of Mohammad Ashraf suffered injuries.

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He said that both were initially shifted to SDH Bijbehara and were later referred to SMHS Hospital Srinagar for further treatment. The lady was a cook at the school and the cause of the explosion is said to be the leakage in the gas cylinder.

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The fire caused by the explosion was brought under control, he said and added that police have taken cognizance of the incident and started an investigation in this regard.

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