Gas cylinder explosion in house kills 2 in Agra
Agra, April 5: Two people were killed and three injured after a powerful explosion damaged a house in Agra's Baluganj area, police said on Sunday.
The incident took place late on Saturday night in the house of a hotel owner Baljit Singh.
The house collapsed due to the impact of the blast, and buried him, his wife and their three daughters, an officer at Rakabganj police station said.
The neighbours managed to rescue the hotelier, his wife and one of the daughters, but the other two children could not be saved, he added.
Police rescue teams, fire brigade personnel and senior police officials are investigating the cause of the explosion, which was so powerful that it damaged several houses in the neighbourhood close to Agra Cantonment.