Over 40 Killed In cylinder explosion at restaurant In Madhya Pradesh

Over 40 Killed In cylinder explosion at restaurant In Madhya Pradesh

Over 40 Killed In cylinder explosion at restaurant In Madhya Pradesh

Written by Staff Writer

12 Sep, 2015 | 2:38 pm

Over 40 people were killed and 80 injured in a gas cylinder explosion at a restaurant near Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district on Saturday September 12th.

The two-storey building housing the restaurant collapsed due to the explosion. Officials suspect many people could still be trapped under the debris.

The explosion at Sethiya Restaurant, situated in a residential area near a bus stand in Petlawad town, over 300 kms from the state capital, happened around 9 this morning.

According to senior police officials, gelatine sticks used for mining stored in a house next to the restaurant caused the huge impact. Reports suggest many adjacent buildings suffered damages.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a probe into the incident and announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh for the families of those killed and Rs. 50,000 for those injured.

Rescue operations are underway at the site where locals are helping officials.

-NDTV

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