The death toll in LPG cylinders blast at Bhungra village in Rajasthan happened on November 8 has risen from 7 to 23 with five more patients today succumbed to their burn injuries at Mahatma Gandhi hospital in Jodhpur. This toll included 10 children and father of the bride.
A wedding evening turned into a horrible scene of grief, chaos, and crying when two children died after six cylinders exploded at a house kept for preparing food at the events. A part of the rooms also collapsed and developed cracks due to the explosion. Over 150 guests were present for the marriage ceremony at the house of one Takhat Singh.
Seven persons including four females were killed and 48 persons received serious burn injuries up to 80 percent in a series of cylinder explosions that accidentally occurred at a marriage home. In last five days, 17 patients have died in the hospital.
The mishap took place before a groom’s procession (Ghurchari and Barat) was about to start from the home in the evening.
The police suspected a case of gas leakage that smoked in the closed room, and as it ignited accidentally, the other cylinders were also ripped off, according to the Shergarh police station.
Ten more patients are still critical in the burn unit, the MGH superintendent said when contacted.