Cylinder blast

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IMPHAL, March 27: Six persons including a women and her child were injured when the gas cylinder of a gas ballon vendor exploded this morning at around 9:30 am at Pishumthong bazar under Singjamei police station.

Except for the gas ballon vendor who has been identified as Janathan 24, s/o Ramakanta of Bihar Sepra district and presently residing at Kangjabi Leirak, all others escaped with just minor injuries during the explosion and dispersed themselves from the spot for first aids as result the official identities of the injured persons could not be established.

In the meantime, in connection with the incident, a team of Imphal West police led by the Additional SP RK Jhalajit have inspected the incident area today and made his opinion that gas balloon vendors should be prevented from entering crowded bazar areas in order to prevent unwanted eventualities in the future.

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