Father-son duo killed in oxygen cylinder blast

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Jalandhar, May 17 (UNI) A man alongwith his son was killed in an oxygen cylinder blast at Malsiaha under Shahkot Police Station in the district this evening.

Police said that Balwinder Singh and his son Jasbir Singh, who were running a gas welding shop, were killed in the explosion that took place when they were shifting oxygen from cylinder to a self-made cylinder inorder to avoid rent of the original oxygen cylinder.

The explosion was so intense that the bodies were reduced to pieces, police said adding that another passerby identified as Satbir Singh was also injured in the incident, who was immidiately rushed to a hospital.

After completing proceedings under section 174 of the CrPC, the bodies were sent to civil hospital for post mortem, police said.

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