At least 14 injured in cylinder blast at Dharavi

At least 14 injured in cylinder blast at Mumbai's Dharavi

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15 people were injured in a cylinder blast at Dharavi in Mumbai on Sunday.

Mumbai police, civic and fire brigade teams were rushed to the spot.

The blast took place at 12:28 pm on a tenement off the Mubarak Hotel at Shahu Nagar in Dharavi.

Of the five persons who have suffered critical injuries in the incident, one is an eight-year-old boy, the fire brigade official said.

"An LPG cylinder kept just outside one of the shanties exploded and led a level one (minor) fire. Fifteen persons suffered burn injuries and they were admitted to the nearby Sion Hospital. Three fire engines that were rushed to spot brought the blaze under control," the official said, adding that police personnel and civic staff are present at the spot.

"Out of the 15 injured, 10 persons - seven males and three females - are out of danger, but five others are in a critical condition and two of them have suffered 50 to 60 per cent injuries," he added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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