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Updated on: Tuesday, September 07, 2021, 12:50 AM IST

Mumbai: Three more deaths reported in August Dharavi cylinder blast

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Monday, informed that three more victims of the cylinder blast that took place in Dharavi succumbed to their injuries last week.

On August 29, 17 people were injured after an LPG cylinder exploded at Shahu Nagar in Dharavi. An eight year old boy, identified as Sonu Jaiswal, succumbed to his injuries on August 31. On September 1, Sitaradevi Jaiswal, 40, mother of the child who was in a critical condition, also succumbed to her injuries.

The BMC officials said that three more patients were in a critical condition and kept under ventilation since last week. Anju Goutam succumbed to her injuries on September 3. Feroze Ahmed Shah and Shoukat Ali succumbed to their injuries on September 5.

The officials also maintained that the incident was caused after an LPG cylinder leaked and someone dropped a burning cigarette at the spot. At present, out of the injured patients, five are in a stable condition and four have been discharged.

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Published on: Tuesday, September 07, 2021, 12:50 AM IST
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