Gas cylinder blast leaves 3 injured in Kokarnag

Nobody from the administration was available during incident, locals allege

Gas cylinder blast leaves 3 injured in Kokarnag

Anantnag: Two female cooks who were busy cooking the mid-day meal and one sweeper were injured when the LPG cylinder exploded in the premises of a government middle school in Southern district of Anantnag.

Official sources told wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) the two women who are working as Contingent Paid Workers (CPW) and a sweeper at government middle School received minor burn injuries after the cylinder caught fire and blasted.

Two cooks and a Sweeper were identified as Mumtaza Banoo, wife of Gulzar Ahmad Mir and Haseena Banoo wife of Mohammad Yousuf Bhat and Sajad Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Ramzan Bhat all residents of Larnoo. Later one seriously injured cook was shifted to DH Anantnag.

According to sources the injured were taken to hospital by the local sarpanch. Nobody from the administration was available.

A police official told KNO “It was a cylinder blast due to the leakage. Both the cooks and Sweeper is stable and have sustained burn injuries on their faces and hands.”—(KNO)