Maharashtra: LPG cylinders explode in Pimpri Chinchwad, buses catch fire

In Maharashtra’s Pimpri Chinchwad city, a massive fire broke out after multiple LPG cylinders exploded, triggering a panic among local people in the Tathawade area late Sunday night, according to fire officials. LPG cylinders explode in Maharashtra’s Pimpri Chinchwad city  Reportedly, it is suspected that LPG was being illegally filled into the cylinders from a […]

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In Maharashtra’s Pimpri Chinchwad city, a massive fire broke out after multiple LPG cylinders exploded, triggering a panic among local people in the Tathawade area late Sunday night, according to fire officials.

LPG cylinders explode in Maharashtra’s Pimpri Chinchwad city 

Reportedly, it is suspected that LPG was being illegally filled into the cylinders from a tanker, said the officials.

Following the explosion, a couple of buses belonging to a nearby college also caught fire, they said.

Details of explosion

This explosion incident happened at 10:30 pm. According to the preliminary information, four to five LPG cylinders exploded yesterday night, said officials.

The tanker containing the LPG, however, remained unaffected, they added.

An official from the Pimpri Chinchwad fire department said fire tenders and water tankers were promptly dispatched to the scene and they successfully brought the fire under control.

He added that the loud explosions triggered a panic among the locals.