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Two women killed as LPG cylinders explode in Delhi’s Karawal Nagar

The house in which cylinder blast took place in Karawal Nagar area of North East Delhi.

The house in which cylinder blast took place in Karawal Nagar area of North East Delhi.   | Photo Credit: R V Moorthy

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A 62-year-old mother and her 38-year-old daughter died in a cylinder blast in Karawal Nagar area of North East Delhi on Tuesday morning.

The incident happened at 10.45 am when a shopkeeper was refilling two small LPG cylinders from a regular size LPG cylinder.

The shopkeeper, identified as Rajesh, suffered serious burn injuries while the mother-daughter died on the spot.

According to Delhi Fire Services, a call of fire due to blast was received at 10.50 am, and a fire tender was rushed to the spot.

"The deceased were identified as Rambiri and her daughter Hemlata. They live in the house where shop was located," said a police officer.

The injured is undergoing treatment at GTB hospital, said police.

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