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Delhi: During effort to douse fire in Vikaspuri, 2 firemen killed in LPG cylinder blast

Two Firemen Died And As Many Were Injured After An LPG Cylinder Exploded When They Were Fighting A Blaze At A Shop In West Delhi's Vikaspuri Area On Friday.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Feb 2017, 11:15:37 AM
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New Delhi:

Two firemen died and as many were injured after an LPG cylinder exploded when they were fighting a blaze at a shop in west Delhi's Vikaspuri area on Friday.

The cylinder blast occurred when a fire brigade team had gone to attend a fire call at 5.35 AM.

Two firefighters, Hari Singh Meena and Hari Om, died after getting trapped in the fire caused by the blast, said a Delhi Fire Services official. Two other firefighters, Navin and Ravinder Singh, suffered injuries and are undergoing treatment at BL Kapur Hospital.

Their condition is stated to be critical. "We received a call at around 5.30 AM about a firebreaking out in a small 10x10 shop in H Block, Lal Market in Vikaspuri.

Two fire tenders were rushed to the spot," said the official. The cause of the initial blaze has not been ascertained yet. 

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First Published : 24 Feb 2017, 11:06:00 AM