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Teenager dies in cylinder blast

The shop where the gas cylinder exploded near Kittur Channamma Circle in Hubli on Thursday.

The shop where the gas cylinder exploded near Kittur Channamma Circle in Hubli on Thursday.  

A teenager died when a gas cylinder used for industrial purpose exploded in a shop near Kittur Channamma Circle here on Thursday. Two persons were seriously injured in the incident.

According to the police, the incident occurred at New Bombay Tyres off old Pune-Bangalore national highway near Kittur Channamma Circle.

The victim has been identified as Dadapeer Jamal Haveri (14) of Noorani Market in Hubli.

Admitted

Shop-owner Jafri Kalabandi (30) of Mission Compound and Imran Khan Harihar (18) of Noorani Market have been admitted to the KIMS Hospital.

Though the three were immediately rushed to the hospital, Dadapeer was declared brought dead.

Retreading of tyres of trucks, cars, jeeps and other vehicles is done at the shop, according to the police. A case has been registered.

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