Gas cylinder blast kills dozens in India

A powerful explosion has ripped through a crowded restaurant in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, killing dozens of people. Rescue workers warn more victims may be trapped beneath the rubble.

Police said at least 60 people were killed and scores more wounded when a cooking gas cylinder exploded around breakfast time in the town of Petlawad on Saturday.
The blast caused the building’s roof to collapse and prompted evacuations from adjoining buildings.

“The postmortems of 60 bodies have been carried out. The number of injured is around 100,” Arun Kumar Sharma, chief medical officer of Jhabua district, told AFP.

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Source News: DW