Woman, two kids killed in LPG cylinder blast in Kalahandi

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Kalahandi: A woman and her two children were charred to death after an LPG cylinder blast triggered a massive fire at their home in Thanata village near Dharmagarh in Kalahandi district on Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Champa Meher (42), her daughter Sunita (8), and son Amit (5).

According to sources, the mishap took place when the trio was at home. While Champa was busy cooking in the kitchen, a 5 litre cooking gas cylinder exploded. The fire engulfed the house in a matter of minutes killing the three on the spot.

Later, police and fire services personnel reached the spot and doused the flames.

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