One dead, six injured in gas cylinder blast in Budgam

Gas Cylinder Blast
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BUDGAM — One person died while six others were injured after a gas cylinder exploded in a house at Wadwan village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

According to reports, the sound of explosion was heard at a radius of one kilometre in Soibugh area. The blast took place in the house of Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Deen Bhat where he was living with his family.

The explosion completely demolished the building, in which Mushtaq Ahmad, his wife and some other family persons were seriously injured and were rushed to JVC Hospital Srinagar.

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However, the identification of deceased and injured persons was not immediately known.

A police official confirmed the incident and said that one unidentified body and six other injured persons have been recovered from the house and were shifted to JVC Srinagar.

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