Cylinder explosion at Amarnath yatra base camp, 4 killed

SRINAGAR, 22 July-2014, PTI: Four persons were killed on Tuesday when a gas cylinder exploded inside a community kitchen at Baltal base camp of Amaranth Yatra in Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Cylinder explosion at Amarnath yatra base camp, 4 killed

Cylinder explosion at Amarnath yatra base camp, 4 killed

File photo of Amarnath yatra base camp

“At around 4.00am, when the workers of Shiv Shakti Langar started cooking, a gas cylinder exploded and the langar caught fire. Four relatives of the sewadars (volunteers) of the langar died,” a police spokesman said.

Further details are awaited.