Nine people were injured when a gas bottle exploded in a claw in Kandivali on Wednesday evening. The injured were taken to Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali.
While four have been treated and released, the remaining five are stable and are being treated.
The incident occurred at Sandip Kanade's home in Nana Gaware Chawl in Kandivali (east) at around 11 p.m. According to the police, there was a leak when Rajesh Dubale (40) attached the regulator to the cylinder in the house.
The police said the gas had spread to a small lamp that was burning in the prayer room and that it had caused an explosion. Bhagwat Vyavhare, sub-inspector of the Samta Nagar Police Station, said: “It appears to be an accident. No complaint has been filed so far. "
Five adults and Mr. Kanade's one-year-old son were present when the cylinder exploded. Some boys sitting on a bench in front of the house also suffered injuries.
Gaurav Gawande, Mr. Kanade's brother-in-law, said: "Shortly before the explosion, my sister noticed something was wrong and she picked up the baby and ran out. Both are fine. My brother-in-law, his mother, his nephew and a neighbor are still in the hospital. The others who were released were the ones nearby. The fire destroyed the ground floor of the two-story house. The refrigerator also partially melted in the flame. "
Mehul Surati (30), Jayesh Sutar (30), Nishant Panchal (10) and Devyani Surati (46) were released from the hospital. Mr. Kanade (28), who suffered 30% burns; his mother Sharda Kanade (56), 35% -45% burns; his nephew Omkar Chike (18), 40% -45% burns; Divesh Patel (22), 15% -16% burns; and Mr. Dubale (40), 30% burns, are still observed in the hospital.