Death Toll Touches 100 In Jhabua’s Explosion: The death toll in explosion at Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district reached 100 and still causalities are expected under the debris
Atleast 100 people were killed when a Gas cylinder at a restaurant in central India on Saturday which in turn triggered a second blast of mine detonators stored illegally nearby. The mishap left 150 people with severe injuries.
According to the sources a cooking gas cylinder exploded at a restaurant at 8:30 am on Saturday in Paetalwad-Thandla highway which has caused a second blast of mine detonators which were stored illegally near the restaurant.
The intensity of the blast is so powerful that it ripped off the three storey building and tore apart the bodies flew out of the building. The other buildings located nearly also witness cracks in them. Vehicles that were parked nearby also got burnt leaving only ashes.
The police were still in fear that the death toll may rise suspecting that there might be more bodies trapped under the debris.
The Jhabua administration launched rescue operations with help of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and other agencies. A few social groups too lent support.
According to the Eyewitnesses people came to the restaurant to have their break fast and at first they have heard a minor explosion and thought it might be a cylinder burst but later another blast occured and thick smoke started coming out from a building owned by Arpan Kaswa who runs an agricultural product business in that building.
Police suspected that Kaswa might illegally stored detonators in building which caused the mishap. An inquiry commission has been ordered by Home Minister Babu Lal Gaur into the disaster. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced Rs 2 lakh relief to the families of those killed.