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Delhi: Days before marriage, 5 of family killed in LPG cylinder blast

Five members of a family were killed and nine others injured when a LPG cylinder exploded inside their house in South Delhi’s Okhla Phase-I on Monday night.

Three women, a child and a man were killed in the gas cylinder blast.

The injured have been admitted to ESI Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital.

According to reports, the blast took place when dinner was being prepared for relatives and guests who had gathered for a marriage which was fixed for Wednesday (June 28).

The gas cylinder suddenly caught fire and despite attempts to douse the flame it spread quickly said Eyewitness 

The cylinder then exploded killing two women on the spot.

Two other jhuggis also caught fire following the blast.

Locals said the fire brigade arrived at the site more than 45 minutes after the first emergency call was made.

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