Ghaziabad Gas Cylinder Explosion: Kills 3, Injures 4; New Defence Colony Tragedy, Urgent Safety Measures

A gas cylinder explosion in Ghaziabad's New Defence Colony on June 22, 2024, led to the tragic deaths of Bagmati (35), Himani (18), and Priyanka (16). Four others, Nathuram (55), Mukesh (40), Sonu (35), and Ankit (17), were injured. The fire brigade and police responded swiftly. Authorities stress the need for strict gas safety measures.

Ghaziabad Gas Cylinder Explosion: Kills 3, Injures 4; New Defence Colony Tragedy, Urgent Safety Measures
Ghaziabad Gas Cylinder Explosion: Kills 3, Injures 4; New Defence Colony Tragedy, Urgent Safety Measures

23 June 2024 | Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh: A gas cylinder explosion in New Defence Colony, Teela Mod Thana area of Ghaziabad on June 22, 2024, caused three deaths and injured four others. Bagmati (35), Himani (18), and Priyanka (16) passed away. Nathuram (55), Mukesh (40), Sonu (35), and Ankit (17) are being treated for severe injuries in the hospital.

The explosion occurred while cooking, causing a fire that rapidly spread throughout the house. A police officer on the scene stated, “The fire broke out in the house due to a cylinder blast, resulting in the death of a woman and two girls. Four seriously injured individuals are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.” The fire brigade and police responded promptly to control the blaze and prevent further casualties.

New Defence Colony Ghaziabad Fire Breaks Out While Cooking, 3 Dead

Witnesses reported hearing screams immediately following the explosion. The intensity of the fire was such that it engulfed the entire house, leaving little chance for the victims to escape.

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Injured Undergoing Treatment

The injured individuals, Nathuram, Mukesh, Sonu, and Ankit, are receiving medical care at a local hospital. Their conditions remain critical, and they are being closely monitored by healthcare professionals.

A senior police officer provided detailed information about the incident, emphasizing the importance of safety measures while handling gas cylinders. The officer urged residents to ensure regular maintenance of gas appliances to prevent such tragedies.

Gas cylinder explosions have been a recurring issue in residential areas, often due to improper handling or lack of maintenance. This incident highlights the urgent need for awareness and strict adherence to safety protocols.

Authorities are investigating the exact cause of the explosion and are considering providing safety training to residents to prevent future incidents. The community is in shock and mourning the loss of lives, calling for better safety measures.

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