Transformer explosion kills 14 near Jaipur, unborn child among dead
Fourteen people were killed and seven injured after a transformer exploded in Khatloi village in Shahpura near Jaipur yesterday.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore, who is also an MP from Jaipur Rural constituency, visited the site on Wednesday.
The incident took place near a marriage function which led to high number of casualities. Most people suffered burn injuries as the boiling oil from the transformer scattered in all directions following the explosion.
Rajasthan Chief minister Vasundhara Raje visited the hospital where the injured were being treated and expressed grief over the tragedy. She has also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the next of the kin of deceased.
A high-level inquiry has also been ordered into the incident. Although the exact cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained, some villagers have said that poor maintanence of the transformer led to the incident.
According to reports, a pregnant woman was also seriously injured in the explosion. She was operated upon but the unborn child could not be saved.