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Gas cylinder catches fire killing 4 women, injuring 3

Gas cylinder catches fire killing 4 women, injuring 3

Shahajahanpur: After a cooking gas cylinder caught fire in a house in Uttar Pradesh's Shahajahanpur, four women got killed and three others injured, PTI reported.

The unfortunate incident happened in the village of Vikrampur under the Kalan Police station area. The women were preparing food for guests at a wedding function on Sunday, police informed.

"A fire broke out in the kitchen when the LPG cylinder caught fire. Three women who were in the kitchen at the time of the incident could not escape and were burnt to death. Another woman succumbed to her injuries in hospital." Police Superintendent (Rural) Sanjeev Bajpai said.

Those dead were identified as Munni Devi (60), Nilam Devi (35), Ganga Devi (65) and Vandana (18), police said, adding that the bodies of the first three were recovered.

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, expressed his condolences through Twitter. He directed the local administration to provide proper treatment to the injured, CM's office tweeted in Hindi.

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