Gas cylinder blast, 7 injured

Bolangir, July 10: At least seven people including four children and two women sustained critical burn injuries this morning as a cooking gas cylinder got burst and caught fire near Laxminagar in Bolangir town at Odisha.

All the injured have been admitted to the district headquarters hospital here. While doctors attending to them said that six of them have 40% burns, the condition of one of the children was critical.Arrangements are being made for shifting the child to either Rourkela or Burla for better treatment.

Others may also require shifting depending on their condition, attending doctors at the district headquarters hospital said.

Since all the injured are unable to speak, the exact cause of the mishap is not known.

The incident took place when food was being cooked in the house when the gas cylinder blast and the incumbents in the house sustained burn injuries in the blaze.