A woman and her two children were killed in a mysterious Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinder explosion in her house on Monday night.

Police said G. Padma (30) of Chokkalingapuram under Karivalamvanthanallur police station limits near Sankarankoil was preparing supper in her house on Monday. As the LPG cylinder suddenly exploded around 8.15 p.m., Padma, her children G. Malathi (9) and G. Manju (7) were killed on the spot. Padma’s husband Gopalakrishnan escaped unhurt as he had gone to Karivalamvanthanallur when the mishap took place. Karivalamvanthanallur police are investigating.

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