Seven hurt in oxygen cylinder explosion

KATHMANDU: Seven persons suffered injures in a fire that broke out following a gas cylinder explosion in Jyatha in the capital city on Tuesday.

Out of 80 oxygen cylinders kept in the ground floor in the house of local Suman Sthapit, 25 exploded after catching another fire which broke out  from sparks of a electric motor pump at around 4:00 am.

Sthapit and three others are receiving treatment at National Trauma Centre while three others returned home following the minor treatment.

Sthapit sustained injuries in the explosion while rest of the members were injured as they jumped off the windows following the explosion.