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Mau blast news: At least 10 killed as cylinder blast triggers building collapse in Mau, several trapped | Varanasi News

VARANASI: At least 10 people were killed while over 15 others suffered injuries when two buildings collapsed in Validpur area in Mau district following a blast in an LPG cylinder early on Monday.
Officials said several people were still trapped under the debris of the building that belonged to Chhotu Badhai even as the search and rescue operation were on.
The incident occurred when a woman tried to ignite an LPG stove in one of the kitchens in the building leading to a fire in the gas cylinder.
On seeing the fire spreading rapidly, some people present at a tea kiosk in the neighbourhood rushed into the building to douse the flames.
Before they could succeed in their bit, the cylinder exploded and the three-storey building collapsed. Apart from six women and girls of Badhai’s family, all the persons who entered the building got trapped under the debris.
Upon hearing the sound of explosion, hundreds of locals started rescue operation even before the police arrived.
District magistrate Prakash Tripathi and SP Anurag Arya rushed to the site to take stock of rescue operation. Tripathi said seven people died on the spot.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath took cognizance of the incident . He has expressed his deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and directed that DM and SP and all officers to immediately provide all possible relief and medical help to the injured persons.

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