One killed, dozen injured in UP gas cylinder fire

A woman was killed and over a dozen sustained serious burn injuries early Friday after gas leaked from a cylinder and caught fire in a home in Kanpur, police said.

PTI| Updated: Jun 27, 2014, 12:40 PM IST

Lucknow: A woman was killed and over a dozen sustained serious burn injuries early Friday after gas leaked from a cylinder and caught fire in a home in Kanpur, police said.

The incident took place at a house in Chamanganj after an LPG cylinder in a house suddenly leaked and within moments caught fire.
Police officials said that the fire has since been doused by fire tenders. They said a middle-aged woman died in the incident while five people are battling for their lives in Ursula Hospital.