KATHMANDU: Families of those killed in a gas explosion on May 20 in Gaugal of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City-19 submitted a memorandum to the Minister for Supplies Ganesh Man Pun demanding compensation, on Sunday.

Suresh Tamrakar, Dhruba Tamrakar and Rahesh Tamrakar were killed when an HP gas cylinder had exploded.

They were working at a copper and silver workshop as craftsmen when the incident occurred.

The memo submitted today demands an increment in the compensation amount to be given to the bereaved families for the damage of properties to Rs 5 million from the existing Rs 1.5 million.

Likewise, they demanded that the licence of the concerned cooking gas company should be scrapped.

In response, the Minister said that the government was concerned with the demands of the families and the process would be initiated accordingly.

He also assured action against the guilty.

Pun also pledged that the Ministry would deploy a team including experts to examine the quality of liquefied petroleum gas for further investigation into the case.