Four members of a family wounded after suspected explosion in their flat in south Kolkata

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Kolkata, Sep 23 : Four members of a family were injured in a suspected explosion, which resulted in the collapsing of a sidewall of their ground-floor flat in south Kolkata’s Karaya police station area, the investigation officials said on Thursday.

The wounded persons – Ananda Das, his wife Kiran Das, their nine-year-old child and his 16-year-old cousin sister were taken to a health facility for admission.

Senior police officials, CID and fire brigade personnel went there to ascertain what led to the explosion and injuries of the four inmates of the flat.

The neighbourhood people had rushed after hearing a huge sound and saw one of the wounded was burned and three others under the debris of a flattened wall. The mishap happened at around 0630 hours in the flat, which is on the ground floor of the five stories apartment at Ahiripukur Fast Lane under Karaya police station.

The initial probe said that the cooking gas connection and electrical wiring was intact.


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