Gas cylinder explodes in grill in Jhabua murdering 20

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Jhabua (MP): At slightest 20 people were feared dead and as many harmed when a cooking gas cylinder exploded today during a grill in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, police said.

The blast took place around 8.30 AM in a building housing the grill situated in Petlawad town, about 60 kms from the district headquarters, A R Khan, a Sub Divisional Officer of Police during Petlawad, told PTI.

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“Nearly 15-20 people are feared passed in a fumble and as many were injured,” he said.

Many others are suspected to be trapped in a debris, he said, adding that a accurate series of casualties will be famous once a waste is cleared.

The gas cylinder blast has caused repairs to a series of adjacent buildings, he said.

Senior officials from Jhabua have rushed to a spot. State Tribal Welfare Minister Antar Singh Arya is also approaching to strech a site soon.