LPG explosion: Family of three succumbs to burns

LPG explosion: Family of three succumbs to burns

A family of three succumbed to injuries they had suffered in a gas cylinder explosion at their house in Belathur Colony in Kadugodi on November 7.

According to the police, Shibin, 32, a welder died on November 9, his wife Anju Thomas, 28, a nurse in a private hospital died on November 11 and their son Alwyn, 4, died on Thursday morning. The family hails from Kerala and were residing in the City for the last couple of years.

On November 7, around 8 am, Shibin lit the stove to make tea. The cylinder exploded and both he and his wife, who was also in the kitchen, suffered from serious injuries. Their son Alwyn, who heard the blast and went towards the fire to reach his parents, also suffered burn injuries, said the police.

Neighbours, who heard the explosion, rushed to their house and informed the police. They were shifted to Victoria Hospital. “All three of them suffered more than 50 per cent burns. While Shibin died on November 9, his wife and son were in a critical condition and were kept under observation. Anju failed to respond to the treatment and died on November 11, followed by Alwyn on Thursday morning,” said a senior police officer.

“It is suspected that the hose pipe connecting the cylinder and stove was damaged as a rat had bitten it off. Shibin had cut that particular part and fixed it. Also, there might be chances that they would have left the stove knob on. But further investigations will reveal the exact cause of the blast,” said the officer. A case of unnatural death has been registered in the Kadugodi police station.

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