11 injured in gas explosion at MCCH hospital Anantnag

DC orders probe, says Govt to bear medical expenses of all

Srinagar: At least 11 persons, including two children and three employees were injured in an explosion caused by gas leakage in Maternity and Child Care Hospital (MCCH) in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

However, the government has ordered a probe into the incident, asking the panel to submit report in seven days.

The injured has been identified as Fayaz Nazir of Malknag and Sahil Raina of Bijbehara (both employees), Muhammad Abbas of Srigufwara, Sahil Khaliq of Warwan, Bittu Singh of Palpora Kulgam, Juniad Ahmed of Kokarnag, Zakir Tariq of Kachwan, Manan Javaid of Malknag, Rehana Farooq of DK Pora and mother-daughter duo Bilkesa Akhtar and Ruby Manzoor, both residents of DK Pora Anantnag.

All the injured have received burn injuries and are being treated at the Government Medical College in Anantnag. Their injuries are not life threatening,” said an official.

The government spokesman said all the injured have received minor superficial injuries.

Moreover, the reports said that one among the injured employee has been shifted to SKIMS Soura for specialized treatment.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla has ordered a probe into the incident by an ADC level officer and has also asked them to submit the report within seven days.

He has further said that the government will bear medical expenses of the injured.

Umar Gulzar, Tehsildar Anantnag said that the employees present at the ticket counter have received burn injuries. Further, patients waiting at the ticket booth have also received injuries.

He informed that the injured include 2 kids aged 4 besides, 3 employees and 6 attendants.


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