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1 Killed, 4 Injured As Cylinder Used To Fill Gas In Balloons Explodes In Himachal Pradesh's Una

The deceased has been identified as Nek Raj, a resident of Jalalabad tehsil in Punjab's Fazilka district.

1 Killed, 4 Injured As Cylinder Used To Fill Gas In Balloons Explodes In Himachal Pradesh's Una
Cylinder blast in Himachal Pradesh kills 1, on 18th March 2022.(Representational image) Wikimedia

A 52-year-old Punjab resident was killed, and four others, including a boy, were injured when a cylinder used to fill gas in balloons exploded during 'Hola Mohalla mela' in Himachal Pradesh's Una district on Friday, officials said. 


Una District Emergency Operational Centre (DEOC) said the incident took place at the Baba Badbhag Singh Maidi at Sector 4 Kujjar in Una district at around 8 am. 


The deceased has been identified as Nek Raj, a resident of Jalalabad tehsil in Punjab's Fazilka district.  He died near Talwara while being taken to a hospital in Amritsar, he added. 


Five-year-old Aikam Singh of Batala in Punjab's Gurdaspur district was among those who were injured in the incident. The others include Gurmeet Singh (66) and Gurparinder Singh (18) of Amritsar and Jagroop Singh (20) of Batala, he added. The injured have been admitted to various hospitals in Punjab and HP's Una district, he added.

With PTI inputs.

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