Three killed, eight injured in cylinder explosion in Salem

Three persons, including a woman and her teenaged son were killed and eight injured in an LPG cylinder explosion at a house at nearby Aataiyampatty today, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 20, 2013, 10:37 AM IST

Salem: Three persons, including a woman and her teenaged son were killed and eight injured in an LPG cylinder explosion at a house at nearby Aataiyampatty today, police said.
While the woman and boy died on the spot, the body of a man was found under the debris of a nearby house, which was among three damaged in the blast, they said.

They said the explosion occurred after the woman tried to light the gas stove unaware of a leak in the cylinder.

The injured have been hospitalised.