Five people injured in steamer blast

Five persons suffered injuries when a steamer burst in a hotel at JP Nagar on Thursday afternoon.

The injured are Shivananja (35), Veeresh (23), Rama (28), Harish (18) and Manikantha (18). Veeresh is being treated at the Praja Eye Hospital in Jayanagar for injuries in the eyes, while others who have suffered injuries on their back, legs, hands and chest, are being treated at the Fortis Hospital. All five are out of danger.

According to the police, five workers were busy preparing food inside the Adigas hotel kitchen at Panduranagarnagar in JP Nagar 7th phase. Just then the steamer blew up due to heavy pressure leaving all the five injured. The injured were rushed to hospitals.

DCP (South) B S Lokesh Kumar told Deccan Herald that the hotel owner did not inform the police about the blast. +There was a memo from the hospital to the jurisdictional JP Nagar police who later registered a case under IPC Section 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others).

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