Blast at emergency ward in Varanasi's BHU hospital, 12 injured

At least 12 persons were left injured after an oxygen cylinder exploded at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi on Saturday morning, police said. ​

Varanasi: At least 12 persons were left injured after an oxygen cylinder exploded at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi on Saturday morning, police said. ​

All the injured have been admitted to the hospital while the reasons behind the incident is yet to be ascertained. 

According to information, a loud explosion was heard at Sir Sunder Lal hospital emergency ward in the university campus on Saturday morning. Fire brigade were called in to handle the situation. 

After the explosion, an atmosphere of chaos was witnessed in the hospital for some time. Later, 12 people were reported to be injured in the accident. According to reports, 3 nurses and 2 ward boys were among those injured. All the injured were admitted to trauma centre.

Meanwhile, after the incident, the emergency is being shifted to a new block. Police have sealed off the emergency and have sought CCTV footage from the BHU administration.

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