65-year-old killed in cylinder blast near Mohali

Mohali, November 22: A 65-year-old man was killed and a woman got injured after cylinder blast at Jhujar Nagar in Mohali. The deceased has been identified as Darshan Singh. He was rushed to the civil hospital where he was declared brought dead.

The blast occurred at about 8.45 am in Darshan Singh’s home. Soon after the blast, residents in the vicinity rushed there and had to break the lock to reach Singh, who lived alone.

The impact of the blast was such that the wall of the neighbour’s house collapsed, injuring 22-year-old Reena Kaur living in the adjoining house. Soon after the blast, police and fire tender reached the spot. Kaur is undergoing treatment at the Mohali civil hospital.

The sources in the fire department said cylinder leakage appears to be the reason behind the blast.

On November 18, a cylinder blast in Panchkula had killed seven people. Impact of the blast was such that the Sector-10 house collapsed.