Three injured in CNG blast at Kandivali petrol pump

Three people including two autorickshaw drivers were injured while refuelling the tank


On Saturday morning, at least three people were injured when the fuel tank of an autorickshaw suddenly exploded while it was being refuelled at a CNG station in Kandivali. The incident took place around 8:00 am at HPCL’s CNG station near Milap Cinema on the busy S.V. Road.

Since morning, autorickshaw drivers had lined up to refuel their tanks at Kandivali’s CNG station when suddenly the fuel tank of a new autorickshaw MH-47-C-2747 burst. In this incident, three people including two autorickshaw drivers, Anil Shivram More (57), Sohail Kamal Shaikh (57), and Shailesh K. Tiwari (25) were injured.

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Of three, the condition of the other two is reported to be critical. They were rushed to nearby Tunga Hospital. Police are now investigating the cause of the blast with the help of specialised experts.

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