LPG blast: another kid dies of burns

Another child has died of burns sustained during the explosion of an LPG cylinder at a house in North Bengaluru's T Dasarahalli on April 5.  

Alavelu  (9) died  at the Victoria Hospital  on Monday. Devika, the four-year-old daughter of the homeowner, Devaraj (38), had succumbed to her injuries a day after the incident.  

A total of nine people sustained injuries in the explosion. While  Devaraj escaped with minor burns, the other six are undergoing treatment. Devaraj's wife  Lakshamma and Somashekar, the son of a relative, are said to be out of danger and will have to spend a couple of days more in the hospital, police added.  

The explosion occurred in the early hours of April 5 when Devaraj returned home. Gas had leaked from the cylinder as  Lakshmamma had forgotten to switch off the regulator. The spark from the light apparently caused the  explosion, police said.

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