Gas cylinder explosion in Ramban:Six of family killed
Srinagar, Nov 30: Six
members of family were killed after a gas cylinder exploded in a house at
Maitra area of Ramban district of Jammu region on late Friday.
Reports said a woman Darshana Devi was cooking in the
kitchen when the cylinder abruptly exploded leaving all the inmates injured.
Darshana Devi died on spot while her four little daughters and lone son died at
The deceased have been identified as Darshana Devi (36), her daughters Ashu Devi
(13), Santosh Devi (7) and Priyanka Devi (3) and son Ashish.
Their rented accommodation caught fire following the LPG
The head of the family BishanDass had shifted to Ramban town
from his Tangar village and was living as a tenant in the house of M Yaseen. He
was not at home and had gone to attend a marriage function.
A cow and a calf, belonging to the family, were also killed
in the blaze which reduced the house of Yaseen to ashes.
One Preetam Kumar, 24 who was also present on the spot of
incident received critical burn injuries and is undergoing treatment at
Sources said that the house where cylinder exploded is
adjacent the office of the Deputy Commissioner Ramban.
A police official said that that a case has been registered
and investigation set into motion. He said that it has to be seen where the
family procured the LPG gas cylinder.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Ramban visited the bereaved
family and assured them all possible financial assistance.