Two killed in CNG station blast

The blast went off when a gas bottle ruptured in the Punjabi city of Jaranwala.


Express August 22, 2010

JARANWALA:

Two young men were killed in a gas explosion at a CNG station on Sunday.  The blast went off when a gas bottle ruptured in the Punjabi city of Jaranwala.


The two victims -- Yousaf and Suleman -- both station employees, sustained serious injuries and died on the spot. Other staff members were also hurt in the explosion.


Eyewitnesses said the explosion occurred as the gas bottle of a small loading vehicle was being filled at a CNG station. Police officials said the explosion didn't originate in the CNG station infrastructure.

COMMENTS (1)

Saleem Siddiqi | 12 years ago | Reply When mandatory and periodic inspection of CNG Cylinders will not take place, such fatal incident will take place. In accordance with Government rules, ALL cylinders which have surpassed an age of 10 years MUST be re-inspected by third party and a certificate of fitness be issued. They should not be allowed to fill gas unless they compulsorily show this certificate. Implementation to rules and regulation is the key. Our excuting officers must wake to the occassion and prove their worth otherwise we will keep loosing innocent lives. Regards Dr. Saleem Siddiqi Qatar
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