Eight persons injured in cylinder blast

Eight persons, including two children, were today injured when a gas cylinder burst while being used to fill balloons in Barari area in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, police said.

The cylinder burst near the Mount Carmel School when children had gathered to buy balloons for a cultural festival there, they said.

The injured were admitted to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, where the condition of two was critical, they said.

Senior BJP leader and Bhagalpur MP Syed Shahanwaz Hussain visited the hospital and inquired about the condition of the injured.

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