Oxygen cylinder blasts at Sir Sunderlal hospital's emergency ward in Varanasi, PM Modi enquires about situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday night enquired about an oxygen cylinder blast incident at Sir Sunder Lal Hospital in Banaras Hindu University which injured at least 12 people.

Last Updated: May 07, 2016, 22:43 PM IST
Oxygen cylinder blasts at Sir Sunderlal hospital's emergency ward in Varanasi, PM Modi enquires about situation
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Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday night enquired about an oxygen cylinder blast incident at Sir Sunder Lal Hospital in Banaras Hindu University which injured at least 12 people.

Announcing financial relief to four persons being treated at the trauma centre, the Prime Minister also wished all the injured a speedy recovery.

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma also visited Sir Sunderlal Hospital. "Eyewitnesses say there were 2 blasts, walls and a beam collapsed," he said, ANI reported.

"Prima facie it is hard to tell the reason, it can only be ascertained after investigation," Sharma added.

According to media reports the blast took place at an AC compressor pipe today evening at around 1.05 pm at the emergency ward.

The fire brigade was called immediately, though there was no incident of fire outbreak.

Soon after the blast, hundreds of people gathered outside the building.

The injured persons are out of danger. While eight persons are being treated in the emergency, four others injured are at the trauma centre of BHU.