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Cook booked for negligence in Rajasthan cylinder blast tragedy

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje has also ordered an administrative probe into the incident and said that the officials who are found negligent would be brought to the book.

February 21, 2018, 9:20 am

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Gas cylinder blast in Beawar

Jaipur: The police have registered an FIR against the cook, identified as Gajendra Singh whose alleged negligence led to the explosions in the LGP cylinders in Beawar town of Ajmer district in Rajasthan on Friday. Chief minister Vasundhara Raje has also ordered an administrative probe into the incident and said that the officials who are found negligent would be brought to the book. Gajendra Singh sustained severe burn injures in the cylinder blasts and is undergoing treatment at a hospital. It was alleged that he was transferring gas from one cylinder to another when the blast occurred. An FIR under sections pertaining to culpable homicide and criminal negligence has been registered against him. Since Friday, the rescue teams recovered a total of 19 bodies. Ten of the victims were from Pipad City in Jodhpur, while six others from Beawar. Three victims were from Pali.
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Ajmer Beawar cylinder blast kills 19

The explosions in two LPG cylinders had brought down the Kumawat community building on Friday evening while a wedding function was being held. The explosion was so intense that it ripped through the building and damaged nearly a dozen houses in the vicinity. Nine bodies had bene discovered on Friday and Saturday, but it was feared that more people were trapped. The administration came up with the names of at least 10 missing people. Nine bodies were recovered on Sunday after the army was roped in for the rescue. The tragedy has stunned this small town, some 180 km from Jaipur. About 20 people are undergoing treatment at hospitals. Those killed include the mother of the groom and three children. The incident happed during a function organized for the wedding of Hemant Patlecha.

First published: February 19, 2018