West Delhi: 2 firemen killed in cylinder blast

The blaze took place around 5.30 am at Lal Market in west Delhi's Vikaspuri

West Delhi: 2 firemen killed in cylinder blast

In west Delhi on Friday morning, two firefighters were killed and two others were injured when a cooking gas cylinders exploded while they were extinguishing a fire at a food and snacks shop.

The blaze took place around 5.30 am at Lal Market in west Delhi's Vikaspuri.

"Five fire tenders were rushed to Vikaspuri in response to an emergency call. There was a minor fire in a food and snacks shop. But an LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinder exploded when our men were busy dousing the flames," news agency Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) quoted a Deli Fire Service official as saying.


Fireman Hari Singh Meena, 55, died on the spot due to severe burns, while his colleague Hariom, 56, succumbed to death hours later due to his severe injuries at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital.

Fire workers Naveen and Ravinder received minor injuries in the accident and they are being treated at the BL Kapur Memorial Hospital.

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